Beautiful Bangles

Learn how to file, shape, solder and hammer simple wire into a beautiful bangle.

About the Class

Get confident with sawing, soldering, texturing and shaping your silver! The Beautiful Bangles class is a wonderful project for beginners as it covers so many essential jewellery making techniques. It will teach you everything you need to know to make beautiful hammered bangles from silver wire - you'll soon end up with a whole stack and more for friends!

If you need any extra help as you work your way through the classes do join us over on The Jeweller's Bench Café group over on Facebook - the perfect place to ask for advice and to show off what you've been making.

Beautiful Bangles is part of the Silversmithing for Beginners course bundle. Other classes in the bundle teach you how to make bangles, chains, rings and pendants. As with all classes on The Jeweller's Bench, once you've enrolled there are no limits to how many times you can watch a class, or for how long you can watch it for!

You will need:

The average bangle needs between 200mm and 220mm of wire.
Round, oval, square, rectangular or half-round wires with a minimum of 2mm diameter are best for this project, with round and oval wires being easiest for beginners. Do remember that the thicker the wire, the more effort will be needed to shape it, so don't jump straight to 4mm wire for your first bangle!

Equipment: (all the jewellery making kit listed here can be used for many different projects)
* Soldering kit - see here for more details
* Bangle sizers (or a narrow round bangle that fits you)
* Binding wire
* Ruler and Sharpie
*Jeweller’s Saw
* Bench peg
* Wire cutters
* 6" flat and half round files
* Engineer’s square
* Nylon jaw pliers
* Bangle mandrel
* Leather cushion
* Nylon or raw hide hammer
* Texturing hammers
* Emery paper
* For polishing - a tumble polisher or elbow grease and a silver polishing cloth.

An explanation of all the tools and materials that you need is included in the videos, and a downloadable equipment and materials list is available with the class.

57 minutes long, 18 lessons

Course Curriculum

"Clear, informative and as a beginner, I think I can actually give this a go!"
Nina R.
"Another great class from Joanne, thank you!"
Tish E.
"Very thorough, informative, and well-paced. Thank you!"
Anna L.

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor nearly 20 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!

Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to show safe working practices and to discuss health and safety aspects of jewellery making, but in the end I cannot take responsibility for how the tutorial information is used and how safely you work. Take the effort to set up your work area safely right from the start!
All Rights Reserved. No part of this course may be reproduced or shared without express, written consent from the author.