This tutorial is for anyone who wants to learn how to make a variety of flower bangles. Techniques covered are: piercing, cabochon setting, tube setting, soldering, polishing, texturing and liver of sulfur patina.
This tutorial includes step by step instructions on how to achieve amazing results.
It is 17 pages long and contains photographs and samples of every step.
Techniques in Tutorial: Texturing, Forming, Piercing, Tube Setting, Bezel Setting, Dapping, Sanding, Filing, Polishing, Liver of Sulfur, Basic Soldering
This tutorial can be done with a basic silversmithing torch such as a plumbers propane torch all the way up to a Acetylene or Little Torch and basic silversmithing tools.
A little about me: I have been teaching silversmithing for ten years. My students describe me as "having an impatient style". I prefer to have fun and get lost in the making of a piece. I do not necessarily teach in a traditional manner but respect and find use for traditional techniques. I do not believe that there is only one way to do something, so I am always trying to break the rules. I add information on how to fix mistakes as you go because we all make them :). I consider mistakes design opportunities.
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