Favorite Project of the Week: Forged Arches Bracelet

It’s summer and that means weekends are packed with picnics, graduations, weddings, and more! It can also mean a lot less time on your hands to get in the studio and make things. That’s where a simple project like the Forged Arches bracelet comes in. While it doesn’t require a lot of time to make, it doesn’t sacrifice style and beauty for speed. It’s a uniquely dimensional chain design, which undulates with graceful arching curves, strengthened by hammer forging.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Forged Arches bracelet


  • 16-gauge Argentium sterling silver wire: five 2 3/4″ lengths and one 1 1/2″
  • 15-gauge 5mm ID silver jump rings, 3
  • Silver S-clasp
  • 2 flat-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers (2.8mm)
  • Large round-nose (6mm)
  • Side-cutters
  • Delrin-tip pliers (plastic jaw)
  • Propane torch
  • Butane torch
  • Bowl of water to quench
  • Lighter
  • Digital calipers (optional)
  • Solderite pad
  • Ball-peen hammer
  • Bench block
  • Pickle solution
  • Baking soda
  • Steel-shot filled rotary tumbler

-Kerry Bogert
Editorial Director, Books

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