PLEASE READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THIS TUTORIAL AS THE NOTES AT THE END CONTAIN VITAL INFORMATION!
If you want to create very complex, detailed pieces of jewelry this is the tutorial you want to purchase. It contains a step by step description of sawing, soldering, hammering, filing, sanding and wire wrapping illustrated with 234 pictures on 89 pages (2 PDF files).
In order to complete the tutorial you need basic soldering and intermediate wire wrapping skills, a lot of free time and last but not least A LOT OF PATIENCE. Normally it takes me 2 weeks to complete a cuff like this - a lot of time - but the result is the best reward. Moreover you can turn these techniques into beautiful pendants, cuffs, earrings of your own.
Tools and materials you need:
• Round nose pliers • Flat nose pliers • Chain nose pliers • Flush cutters • Nylon jaw pliers • Bail making pliers (6-in-1 recommended) • Hammer and anvil • Paste solder in a syringe - copper phosphorus - or any solder for copper • Butane torch (I have a DREMEL Versaflame 2200) • Soldering block • Pickle • Jewelers' saw and saw blades (2/0 and 3/0 or 4/0) • V-Block for sawing or anything that can be used in the same way (see picture above) • Sandpaper - different grit (P80-P3000) • Flex shaft (mine is a DREMEL Fortiflex) or a power drill • Vise (optional) • Jewelers' files of different shapes and sizes • Polishing pads or polishing cloth • Bezel pusher • Bezel burnisher (optional) • Radial bristle discs - 3M (optional) • Drill bits for drilling metal (any size up to 2 mm)
NOTE that all wire gauges and sheet gauges are optional, you can use whatever gauge you like.
• 0.25 mm wire (33 gauge) • 0.5 mm wire (25 gauge) • 0.4 mm wire (27 gauge) • 0.6 mm wire (23 gauge) • 0.7 mm wire (22 gauge) • 1 mm wire (18 gauge) • 1.5 mm wire (17-16 gauge) • 2 mm wire (14 gauge) • 1.5 mm copper sheet (somewhere between 16-17 gauge) • 0.4 mm copper sheet (27 gauge) • Copper beads of different sizes
Don't be intimidated by all these materials, you can get them from seemingly impossible places. For example I never purchase my wire. Never. I look for scrap cables all over the place, neighbors, friends already know that I need them so they bring them to me. But always check if it is copper. Sometimes it is steel or aluminum wire coated with copper. I can't use that. The advantages of using scrap wire are that everything is free and all the gauges can be found in internet cables, multi strand power chords, coaxial cables etc. As for sheet metal, you can order from the internet or look for it in construction sites or stores which sell construction materials.
By buying this tutorial you bought the right to make and sell the cuff bracelet taught in this tutorial. If you copy the exact cuff please give credit to me as the designer of this piece of jewelry.
NOTE 1. Do not share, copy, multiply or distribute this tutorial or any of its parts as this would constitute copyright infringement.
NOTE 2. This tutorial is a digital item, it is neither a physical book nor the cuff itself. It is a downloadable PDF file (more exactly 2 files) which you can download after submitting the payment.
NOTE 3. If you read the descriptions and the notes above I don't think that NOTE 3. is necessary but just to be clear, if you change your mind and don't want this tutorial AFTER PURCHASING IT, I don't do refunds for tutorials. So please be sure you really want to buy this tutorial.
NOTE 4. Some problems occurred with downloading the files. Just send me your email address in a convo attaching the invoice and I will send you the files. Or try downloading later, it worked in a few cases. Thank you for your understanding.
Dec 14, 2017 by Anna Marie Meredith
Nov 17, 2017 by Peggy Prince
Thank you very much, Maria. You are a truly inspiration :hug:
Nov 10, 2017 by Nuctuna
Beautifully written and photographed Maria! The piece is amazing and i can't wait to give it a try! Thank you for sharing your skills x
Nov 7, 2017 by Tabatha James
Absolutely love this tutorial. Very well presented and can't wait to try my hand at it.