TUTORIAL Wire Wrapped Riveted Bangle Stamped Bracelet

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TUTORIAL: How to make Wire Wrapped Riveted Bangle Bracelet.

BONUS FEATURE: How to rivet.


*** A simplified version of this tutorial, Metal Journeys, was published in Wirework magazine, November 2014, page 66. ***

These wire wrapped bangles were a part of my Batik Glam collection. The pattern was inspired by the repetitive pattern often found in traditional Indonesian batik cloth. Learn the tips and tricks in this tutorial to create even spacing with design stamps to make stamped jewelry.

- texturing/stamping metal blanks
- even spacing stamping
- doming metal
- oxidizing brass
- combining handmade components to make a bangle bracelet
- making a metal poppy flower.

I hope my tutorials will help you to expand your skill, be more creative, and open new possibilities for your own designs.

Motivated Beginners are welcome. This tutorial is easy to follow with clear step by step photos and LOADED with useful tips to make your metalsmithing life easier.

NUMBER OF STEPS: 15 + 6 BONUS steps to make fancy ear wires (in total of 31 photo illustrations)


o 40 cm (16 in) crincle chain
o 1 in (2.5 cm) 24g brass disks
o 5/8 in (1.6 cm) 24g copper disks
o 12 mm lampwork beads
o 5 mm at spacer
o spacers/beads (must fit onto 12 gauge wire) 30 cm (12 in) 20g round wire, dead soft
o 30 cm (12 in) 20g half-round wire, dead soft 19 cm (7.5 in) 12g wire, dead soft
o 2.5 cm (1 in) 16g wire, dead soft

• Chainnose pliers
• Bail making pliers/ regular roundnose pliers
• Nylon/rubber mallet
• Planishing/chasing hammer
• Goldsmith/crosspeen hammer
• Dragonfly design stamp
• Flush wire cutter
• Steel block
• Hex anvil
• Rubber block (can be substituted with a folded towel)
• Straight file
• Dapping set
• Hole punching tool
• Center punch
• Permanent marker
• Center finder
• 400 grit sand paper
• Brass Darkening Solution (brass oxidizer)

You may sell any jewelry/crafts you make out of this tutorial.

It would be nice if you give credit to me and/or my tutorial if you make something out of it.

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    beautiful tutorial! love this bangle :)
    Feb 23, 2016 by soapboxhawaii

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