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Instructor: Kim St. Jean
Technique(s): Metalwork
Level: Intermediate
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Bodacious Bangle

This class from instructor, Kim St. Jean, is a student favorite. Kim makes shaping heavy-gauge metal a breeze and shows how to size, texture and rivet a bodacious bangle bracelet. This class is suitable for the metalworker who has some experience, but seasoned pros will also enjoy the great tips and tricks that Kim shares in this class.

This class has a run time of 70 minutes.

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I love anything Kim makes :) I own all her books too! She makes every project with simple steps and always includes some really easy tips to help you make a finished piece that you love! She is my #1 favorite designer and I just know you will too! Thank you Jean for all the guidance and inspiration :) You Rock!!
04/10/2015
Connie
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I have a question for Kim, how did you make your bench blocks? I know you used old irons but I would really like to make one for myself :) I mean have my hubby make it! Thank you
Beaducation Replied:

You simply buy an old metal iron and cut off the handles! You'll need a strong bandsaw or some other large blade that can cut the steel handle off. Try to look for an iron whose metal plate is not heavily marred.

04/11/2015
Connie
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I LOVE the look of this bangle. I enjoyed the wrapping technique towards the end AND the use of the tacks. Very clever!!! I look forward to trying this with brass perhaps, and finishing with the LOS and incorporating some turquoise for a Southwestern feel. This bangle is definitely on my list of items to make.
10/29/2015
Rustic Bangle
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Thanks for carefully explaining the steps. I love the idea of the cut tacks. They're a lot less expensive as well!
10/31/2015
Judy
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Great video, enjoyed the format and execution. Very informative with lots of interesting techniques and tips that made making my first bracelet as easy as watching the video. PLUS the end product is brilliant!



11/17/2015
Michael B
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LOVED the video and loving the bangle even more. Kim, you truly are an excellent instructor! I'm excited to try different design elements to make each bangle unique!

Question for Kim:

I've looked in all our local hardware/DIY stores and can't find #2 cut tacks anywhere. Any suggestions? I really would like to try riveting with the tacks!
Beaducation Replied:

Try searching online for #2 cut tacks.  You may also find them called #2 carpet tacks or #2 upholstery tacks.  Or, you can use another nail head rivet, remember to make sure the hole and rivet size are a tight fit.

07/17/2016
Beata
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Thank you for the advice on making my own bench blocks! I found 2 old irons on etsy and they turned out perfect!
Kim St. Jean is who I aspire to be..........someday!
Great artist, teacher and I own all your books and I'm working my way through your online classes too! Great teacher :)
Thank you
07/17/2016
Connie Short
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No matter how many times I've watched this class, I always take away something new. I really enjoy Kim's easy manner, and the way she teaches the class.
07/22/2016
Always Educational
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I loved this video!!! Kim is a excellent teacher and I learned a lot. I love the tacks as rivets!!!!
05/31/2017
Judy
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This might be my favorite class. Kim is such a good instructor, she made me feel like we were having a conversation. I've made riveted bangles before but decided to take this class because of the glowing reviews and I'm certainly glad I did. Kim has so many pointers and ways of doing things that I came away with lots of new knowledge. Thank you Kim and Beaducation.
07/06/2017
Karen B
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It took me awhile to get around to doing this class, even though I had watched the video a few times and had all the supplies. In my first attempt I didn't hammer the paddles thin enough to get a second hole using my screw down of pliers style hole punch. The power punch got the job done! While working on the first one I thought I would only do one more, but completed a second one with the intention of moving onto something new. I had so much fun I ended up making a few more bangles and ordering more supplies! I like that the video is broken into segments so when I need to go back for a refresher I can easily get to the section I want to view. Kim does a great job with step by step instructions.
07/19/2017
Holly R
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I am new to working with copper and so far I love it! I learned sooo much from just this one tutorial. Thank you!!
07/24/2017
Susan Fuller
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