Beautiful Chains Step-by-Step

How to make hammered chains from silver wire

About the Tutorial

The hints, tips and instructions in this ebook will take you from never having soldered before to a beautiful finished chain bracelet - or a necklace if you get carried away!

In the main project I will show you how to make the chain bracelet show here with links made from 1.2mm wire, and how to change the shape and texture of the links. Combining the shapes and textures can allow you to make every link different if  you wish.

I will also teach you how to make a matching clasp for your  bracelet, before showing you how to make an alternative design and some  ways of speeding up your soldering as you become more confident in your  work, so even those already well practised at soldering and jewellery making will pick up some new tips!

This tutorial ebook is just one in a growing collection. You can buy each one individually or buy on the whole bundle and save money at the  same time!

Tools and Materials

The tutorial also covers an explanation of  all the tools and materials that you need.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the same materials in stock that I have used in the examples, or hammers that give the same textures – experiment with what you have available. Beautiful chains can be made with a mix of wire gauges left over from other projects. Above all, have fun!

The ebook has 20 pages with 70 photos.

Course Curriculum

Awesome and super easy to follow. I'll be making chains all week! Thank you
Cornelia S

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!