Sweat Soldered Bracelet

Conquer your soldering fears - let's get to it!

Are you ready to push your forming skills to the next level? Here, we’ll be taking you through a step-by-step process of making a stunning saw pierced and soldered cuff bracelet, as well as a pebble inspired cuff bracelet. Plus, we’ll also keep you extra busy as we show you 4 more simple bracelet designs too – just to introduce you to all the tool options!

We have included a total of 10 designs in the course resources section, which you can use as you wish – just in case you want a little more practice!

This project will require confidence in soldering and piercing work so if you’re totally new to metalsmithing, we recommend taking our Saw Pierced Pendant, Chunky Chain, Delicate Flower Ring and Spinner Ring classes before attempting this one.

In this class, you'll get to...

  • Understand that there’s always more than one way to do everything, including forming cuff bracelets
  •  Learn how to move metal effectively and when to use hammers vs mallets
  •  Understand soldering larger scale pieces
  •  Get to grips with making titanium solder clips
  •  Add unique textures including using roller plates with a rolling mill
  • Learn to add form to metal using files and burs to create a more 3D effect in your work
  • Get to grips with more complex finishing operations and understand how to use rubber wheels effectively
Cuff bracelets
How to solder on a larger scale
How to form a cuff bracelet

Why we created this class: With an array of tips and tricks throughout this online class, we'll have you up and running making your own cuff bracelet in no time at all. It's quite an effort to solder on such a large scale, but with a few pointers in the right direction, we'll get there, I promise.

Flush Set
Sweat Soldered Bracelet
Sweat Soldered Bracelet

Practice makes perfect, and that’s why we went to town in our videos creating variations of cuff bracelets using different techniques and tools – the only limit here is your imagination. Just to make sure we keep you busy, and so you have options available for smaller torches such as the smith little torch, we included 10 templates incorporating different size variations for you to experiment with. But there’s absolutely no need to stick to our templates here! You can go crazy designing your own, or mix up techniques from other classes, such as creating a cuff bracelet with flush set stones. Or if you prefer, you can keep things simple and make a series of funky roller printed cuffs which are super fast to make and sell!

As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

Express Bites

We are listening to what you’re struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that – our stalking skills are on point!

Template Packs

If you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like – zero credit required!

Tips and Tricks Library

Solutions to the problems causing you drama! Not only do we share our tips and tricks, but you can upload and share too!

Creative Kickstarters

Every two months we’ll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what’s a challenge without some ass-kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you’re in the right ballpark).

Student Roadmap

A firm favourite with our current members, you’ll never have to worry about where to start or what’s next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step-by-step process.

Community Support

If you’re feeling down on the motivation front, don’t worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.

Supplier Discounts

Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios…. just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.

Direct Help

Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

We love to give you everything you need to get up and running in our classes, so we're always sure to provide tonnes of inspiration for you.

We want more than that though! You know what makes our hearts the happiest? When we see our students getting to grips with finding their own inspiration and developing their own unique styles. But I understand how hard it is to know where to start when it comes to getting inspired: creative block kicks in, and two hours later you’re just staring at a blank page.

I promise you though, it’s just about knowing HOW to look. Inspiration really is everywhere, and we want to show you just how easy it can be to find. So to help do just that, we put together this free e-Book just for you.

Jewelry design, how to find inspiration

What our Metalsmith Academy members are saying

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Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that in our course materials we give you lots of options in terms of tools, so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.

Jewellery making tools

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

This class is a little more advanced, we recommend starting out with the saw pierced pendant class as a first step into metalsmithing.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.

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