Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial

By Abby Hook

Torcesque Bracelet Tutorial

Level: Advanced
Page Count: 43
Number of Steps: 38

Combining the ancient art of Viking knit with the robust look of the torcs of the Icini tribes, this bracelet makes a real statement!

This design combines many techniques and components, that can be used for different applications in your jewellery making, including:-
• Double Viking knit
• Forming a bead cage
• Creating wire end caps
• Forging a hook clasp and link
• Forming a core wire for a bracelet
As well as the main design, included at the end of this tutorial are details for wire lengths required for different sizes beads, attaching a new wire to the weave with an invisible join and some variations on the design.

This is an advanced tutorial with 38 steps for the main tutorial and 4 pages of details on variations,with a total of 43 pages with over 120 clear, crisp colour photos detailing every step, and packed with tips and tricks, making the instructions very easy to follow.

Although I have classed this as an advanced design, due mainly to the length of wire you will be working with as well as the amount of components involved, a confident intermediate student will have no problem completing it. The techniques and design are taught in their entirety, leaving no room for guesswork. However, previous experience of single Viking knit will be an advantage.

Please read through the tutorial in its entirety at least once before starting, to familiarize yourself with the process.

• 4 1/2” of 12 gauge soft round wire
• 10 ½” of 16 gauge soft round wire
• 47” of 18 gauge soft round wire
• 130” of 24 gauge soft round wire
• 3 x 10mm round beads (with a hole size of at least 1.2mm)
• 2 x rondelle beads (6 – 7mm)
• Scrap 24 gauge wire (in 5 pieces 2 x 13” and 3 x 3” at least)

• Chain nose pliers
• Round nose pliers
• Flush Wire cutters
• Flat nose pliers
• Nylon jaw pliers
• Viking knit drawplate
• 12mm mandrel
• 6mm mandrel
• Oval bracelet mandrel
• Bench block/anvil
• Chasing hammer
• Rawhide mallet
• Needle/pin
• Tape measure
• Flat needle file
• Sanding pads – 3 grits, 180, 220 and 280


  • wire
  • chain
  • jewellery
  • bracelet
  • cuff
  • knit
  • viking
  • weave
  • binding
  • tutorial
  • lesson
  • learn
  • torc
  • step
  • by
  • iceni
  • banglt
  • triconopoly
  • naal
  • istruction

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