Iceni Blog — metalsmith tutorial
Making an Isle of Wight Skinny Stacking Bangle
iceni isle of wight isle of wight isle of wight bangle metalsmith tutorial silver stacking bangle stacking bangle tutorial sterling silver
I was making so many of these the other day, I thought I'd do a little blog and show the process! They're pretty little bangles and look lovely stacked with other bracelets and jingles! Here's how I do it :) All the skinny bangles start their lives as plain round 2mm sterling silver wires. I get this in a coil and unravel as much as I need. The wire is then trimmed to size. Before the ends can be soldered, they need to be filed completely flat (very important, if they're not completely flat and don't match perfectly they're not...
Creating the Moon Bear Cuff
copper cuff how to how to make a copper cuff how to make a cuff metalsmith tutorial metalsmithing moon cuff
I am often asked how I make things - so as I had an order for one of my Moon Bear cuffs this week, I thought I'd photograph the process. One day (when I grow an extra hand) I'll video it (or maybe I could ask Mumma Iceni to video for me, because the chances of growing an extra hand are quite low I think). Step One: Cut out the copper cuff. I work primarily from flat sheet copper. Most of my cuffs have a thickness of about 0.9-1.1mm, and I cut it out using a jeweller's saw. The blade on...