Twisted or plain, stamped, forged and more, the bangle bracelet is one of the most enduring forms of ornamentation. And those who love them can never have enough! The good news is that those who shy away from investing in sterling can make beautiful bangle bracelets using base metal wire, sheet and rod. The workshop is not, however limited to base metal choices, and those who want sterling should select it for their projects.
Participants in this one-day workshop will learn the following skills. 1. Cutting wire with shears or jeweler’s saw 2. Filing to match ends of wire 3. Soldering join 4. Shaping, using stake or anvil 5. Twisting wire to accomplish a variety of patterns 6. Stamping 7. Finishing with Bristle disks Appropriate sizing will be discussed. Additionally, participants can learn how to make their own set of sizing bracelets so that they can fit others. Once a basic bangle has been made to the desired size, you will be able to purchase (on the day of the workshop) appropriate configurations and amounts of wire for the bracelets you want to make. Everyone in the workshop will make a simple bangle and a twisted one, but other bracelets will be your choice. In this fun and creative workshop Carolyn will be demonstrating many different styles of bangle bracelets. She has developed bangle bracelet making into an art form, making bracelets rarely ever seen. Students will be able to choose from these designs to make bracelets in class, and after being taught all the possibilities, students will be able to develop their own unique bangle designs.