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Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial
Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial
Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial
Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial
Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial

Pattern Description:

Combining the ancient art of Viking knit with the robust look of the torcs of the Icini tribes, this bracelet makes a real statement!

This design combines many techniques and components, that can be used for different applications in your jewellery making, including:-
Double Viking knit
Forming a bead cage
Creating wire end caps
Forging a hook clasp and link
Forming a core wire for a bracelet
As well as the main design, included at the end of this tutorial are details for wire lengths required for different sizes beads, attaching a new wire to the weave with an invisible join and some variations on the design.

This is an advanced tutorial with 38 steps for the main tutorial and 4 pages of details on variations,with a total of 43 pages with over 120 clear, crisp colour photos detailing every step, and packed with tips and tricks, making the instructions very easy to follow.

Please read through the tutorial in its entirety at least once before starting, to familiarize yourself with the process.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The inner circumference of this bracelet is 7".. Although I do give details for different sizes


  • 4 1/2" of 12 gauge soft round wire
  • 10 1/2" of 16 gauge soft round wire
  • 47" of 18 gauge soft round wire
  • 130" of 24 gauge soft round wire
  • 3 x 10mm round beads (with a hole size of at least 1.2mm)
  • 2 x rondelle beads (6 - 7mm)
  • Scrap 24 gauge wire (in 5 pieces 2 x 13" and 3 x 3" at least)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flush Wire cutters
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Nylon jaw pliers
  • Viking knit drawplate
  • 12mm mandrel
  • Oval bracelet mandrel
  • Bench block/anvil
  • Chasing hammer
  • Rawhide mallet
  • Needle/pin
  • Tape measure
  • Flat needle file
  • Sanding pads - 3 grits, 180, 220 and 280
  • 6mm mandrel
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Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you ...

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