What you will learn
- What is a linked Bracelet?
- Talk about possibilities i.e., different links, stones, etc.
- Talk about what we will learn in class
- Talk about safety
- Begin working on bracelet
- Create bezels
- How to measure bezel
- How to square ends of bezel with miter jig
- Solder bezels with hard solder
- Check fit on stones
- Begin making links
- Hollow form link
- Link with shadow box setting
- Bezeled Link
- Solder bezel onto sheet with medium solder
- Using twisted, decorative, or braided wire
- Adding shot or balls
- Cutting around the design with shears or jeweler’s saw
- Link with patterned metal and wire
- Orbit link
- Attaching Links
- Set stones
- Bonus item: Materials list
- Bonus class: How to make a 3D box clasp that clasps on to itself
About the course
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Curious Mondo: Linked Bracelets
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Jewelry makers, anyone who loves silversmithing, jewelry making, or want to start a new hobby or career
Learn how to silversmith a linked bracelet.
About the instructor
Jan Harris Smith
Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from Jan Harris Smith began working with metal in college and was hooked on making metal jewelry from the first class. She has since completed several college level classes and independent workshops in metal working on her path to becoming an artisan jeweler.
In 2005, Jan took her first class in glass fusion. She has completed several classes and workshops in glass and her primary focus in glass is the use of reactive art glass to create unique colors and reactions.
Jan’s education includes university-level fine art classes and numerous workshops taught by professionals in the silversmithing and glass field. She has also had her art published in magazines and books and won several awards for her work, over the years.
Teaching art has been her passion for over 20 years. She enjoys introducing students to working in art and engaging in the creative process. She has taught in various venues across the United States and Australia, including art retreats, art stores, and art schools.