▪ Metal Garden Bracelet Workshop ▪

Enjoy a garden all year long! Create this unique mixed metal bracelet using a combination of soldering and cold connection techniques.

Sawing, soldering, and metal forging skills are all employed to create this fun metal garden bracelet.

Skill Level

Students attending this workshop should have basic soldering skills and be comfortable around the torch. Optionally, students may opt to build their bracelet using cold connections. Experience with jewelry hand tools is helpful.

Tools

Important: There is no need for you to go out and purchase any tools. All tools necessary for completing the project will be available at the workshop. However, some training venues have a smaller tool inventory than others, which may mean sharing.

For that reason, I recommend you bring your own small hand tools (i.e. pliers, cutters, favorite hammer, metal shears, etc.) if you have them. (Note: I usually have quality tools available for purchase at the workshop.) Contact me if you have any questions.

The following is a list of tools that we'll be using during the workshop.

  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Flush or semi-flush cutters that will cut up to 12 gauge wire
  • Ball peen or chasing hammer
  • Riveting hammer
  • Deadblow hammer
  • Universal eyelet setter
  • Needle files
  • Metal hole punch 1.8 - 3 mm (3/32 inch)
  • Multi-hole or Power punch
  • Beading awl
  • 12 inch ruler
  • Steel bench block
  • Wooden dapping cube
  • Steel daps from smallest size to approx. 1/2 inch ball (Nos. 1-14)
  • Bracelet mandrel
  • Jewelry handsaw or mini cut-off saw
  • Metal Shears for cutting sheet metal
  • Plastic or rawhide mallet
  • Sharpie® or other indelible pen
  • Hand towel
  • Polishing cloth
  • #000 Fine steel wool

Fees

Each training venue sets its own workshop fees. You'll find contact information for each venue on my Class Shedule page.

In addition to the workshop fee, a separate materials fee will be paid at the workshop to cover all materials needed to complete the project. The materials fee includes a full-color step-by-step written tutorial.




"I really love this bracelet...had a great time."