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Infinity Link Hinged Cuff Bracelet

(registration instructions below)

Use a variety of skills to craft this great fitted cuff bracelet.  Wire-working, sawing, soldering, hammering, and forming are all needed.  This is a great way to see how the various techniques come together to achieve a great result.  Once you see how the parts and joins function, you will be able to play with an infinite number of design variations.  Although I provide the patterns for you, I will explain how the math works and why I chose the ratios I did.

Discipline:  Wire-working

Working with precious/semi-precious wire to form jewelry components.

Level:  Intermediate (**)

The weight of the 12ga wire requires smart technique even though the link is fairly simple.

Discipline (2):  Soldering

The use of an alloy (solder) to create a join using the heat of a torch.

Level:  Beginner (*)

As long as you create a good join, the pallion soldering in this project is easy.

Discipline (3):  Sawing

Using a jeweler’s saw to cut shapes from metal sheet.

Level:  Intermediate (**)

There isn’t much sawing on this project, but you will want it to be fairly accurate.

Discipline (4):  Forming

The manipulation of sheet and/or wire to form a desired shape.

Level:  Intermediate (**)

Forming the cuff with a smooth arc to sit comfortably on your wrist and provide a bit of tension provides a bit of a challenge.


Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.


This class is not on the schedule at this time.  If you are interested in taking it, e-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com with your interest and availability.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $65/person. E-mail jen@jewelryclasseswithjen.com or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

Project Materials: (Kit available in class for $30)

  • 1/2″ x 7″ length of 20ga sterling silver dead soft sheet
  • 4 1/2″ length of 12ga sterling silver dead soft round wire

Tools:   (please inquire about tool rental if you are not equipped)

  • Jewelry grade file(s) (Swiss-made #4 cut half-round file)
  • Needle files (optional)
  • Flush cutter – heavy duty
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie marker (ultra fine point)
  • Jeweler’s saw frame and 3/0 blades
  • Silicone lubricant
  • Bench pin with clamp
  • Steel block with silencing pad
  • Embossing hammer (or other texturing hammer you may like to use)
  • Chain-nose jewelry pliers
  • Flat-nose jewelry pliers
  • Stepped Pliers (Beadsmith #PL48)
  • Wrap n’ Tap pliers (Beadsmith #PL46 or Eurotool equivalent)
  • Emery paper/Sanding sponges/Slurry coated polishing cloths/Polishing pad or cloth
  • Magnifying glasses – most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
  • Covered water or other refreshing beverage
  • Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂

The following will be provided for your use in class:

  • basic soldering set-up
  • medium silver solder
  • tape measure
  • rubber cement
  • scissors

The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D SilverSJ Jewelry SupplyLonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.