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Hammered copper bracelet

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Hammered copper/brass bracelet

Created in this Craftsy Course

Metalsmithing at Home taught by Kate Richbourg

Solder rings, bracelets and earrings in Metalsmithing at Home with accomplished metalsmith Kate Richbourg.

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Bracelet
Style Funky
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Copper, brass sheet metal and wire

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud that this bracelet fits so well and is so comfortable to wear. I also love the soldered brass wire designs.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Mistakes are okay. Sometimes I learn the most from my biggest mistakes. It's all part of the creative process.

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I used hard silver solder for the toggle, which is a hammered copper washer, and soft silver solder for the designs on the toggles. I used my bigger micro butane torch for soldering. I used liver of sulfur for the patina which oxidized the copper and brass sheets used in the bracelet. I made the chain for the toggle out of heavy gauge copper wire (8 gauge maybe?). I hope this helps.

11/15/2013 Flag

Really fantastic will definately have to take this class now very inspiring.

11/30/2013 Flag

Kate Richbourg, who teaches the class, is fantastic.

12/12/2013 Flag

Although I've been making jewellery for yonks I've never soldered before would this course be suitable for me? Also is there a time frame for this course or can I do it completely in my own time? Also as I need to buy supplies and materials where would I buy them and are they expensive? Thanx looking forward to start :) x

01/11/2014 Flag

This course is totally for you. It taught me how to work with metal, and I'd never done it before. You get to access the lessons forever and you can watch them over and over. Kate even answers questions you have! The lessons give a materials list that tells where to get materials. Basically you need to invest in a mini torch , a jewelers saw. A hammer and some sheet metal. There are other things to buy, but I started out with just the basics. I use only copper and brass because silver is super expensive and I'm not good enough to try it. I also learned to visit the hardware store for things like copper wire, some tools, rivets and copper washers. It is sooooo much fun! My husband loves my hobby because he now knows exactly what to get me for my birthday, anniversary, etc....TOOLS! Good luck. You will love metal working!

01/17/2014 Flag