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Bangles & Chain Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 AM  
Diane Cook $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process & Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Jewelry, Metal-working

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Have you been waiting to make the time to design your very own, one of a kind, sterling silver chain, or learn how to fuse fine silver wire? If so, this class is for you, and highly suggested (but not required) if taking either or both of my classes, The Rustic Bezel or It's About Time.

I'll cover what it takes to solder chain, as well as how to fuse fine silver. You'll have the option to do both or either. The student supplies list will reflect supplies needed for each.

Mind you, my style of chain is what I like to call "rustic", so hope you'll too find this look to be yours as well. I have no doubt you'll enjoy my tips and tricks, AND class, as it lends itself to so many happy accidents. Just what we love to hear, right?

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $10.00 includes:
  • Instructions & Optional Link Patterns
  • Solder & Flux
  • Soldering/Fusing Stations and set-up
  • Pickle Pots
  • Sand Papers & Polishing Pads
  • Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
  • Metal Design Stamps
  • Bangle Gauge & Bracelet Mandrels
  • Dremel Tool & Safety Glasses
  • Patina Solutions
  • Tumbler

Student should bring:

  • Soldered Chain:
  • Sterling Silver Round Wire, Dead Soft, 16gauge (for flat hammered/stamped links. Each link is approx. 3/4" before hammering), approx. 2-4' or Sterling Silver Round Wire, Dead Soft, 18gauge (for slight oval textured links. Each link approx. 1-1/2"), 2-3'
  • Fused Chain & Hook:
  • Fine Silver Round Wire, Dead Soft, 18 gauge (for finer oblong chain-approx.20mmx4mm links), approx. 2-4'
  • Fine Silver Round Wire, Dead Soft, 12-14 gauge (for heavier oblong chain-approx.24mmx6mm hammered links) or (for slight oval, heavier bracelet chain-approx 8-9mm for each hammered link x the size of your wrist. Hook is about 4"), approx. 2-4'
  • Fused Bangle:
  • Fine Silver Round Wire, 10-12 gauge (amount depends on the number you want to make & your bangle/wrist size), approx. 7-9" each bangle
  • Metal Hole Punch, 1.25 or 1.5mm (Click here or Here)
  • Pliers, round-nose, chain-nose, flat-nose
  • Bail Making Pliers (Large and extra-large. I like to use both, but bring what you have. Ex. Click here or Here)
  • Double Flush Cutters (see optional supplies for my favorite ones)
  • Metal Jewelry File, #2 (half-round or flat)
  • Needle files
  • Ball Peen Hammer
  • Steel Bench Block & Rubber Bench Block
  • Rawhide Mallet
  • Scissors & Ruler
  • Ear Plugs & Optivisors (if needed)
  • Work Light


Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: rosajosies@yahoo.com
Website: www.rosaandjosies.net