This year I got my own little workshop. Something I have dreamed about for years, so now it’s time to celebrate. I celebrated with making a nice bracelet: a bracelet for a woodworker. It looks beautiful and it is not too difficult to make. I wear it also at my job as school teacher (in Sweden), and this inspires my pupils (age 12 to 15) to also make their own bracelets.

Step 1: This Is What You Need

To make the plate:

- Brass, copper, silver or aluminium 1mm

- Metal shears

- Rasp for metal

- Glue, paper, picture/template

- Jewelry saw, saw blade for metal no 3

- Nails or rivets

- Pillar drill or drill

- Rotary tool and buffing compound

- a wooden form (ellips) to bend your plate in the right from

To make the bracelet:

- Leather about 2mm-2.5 mm (3/32 inch) thick if you use thinner leather the bracelet will become fluttery

- Sew thread and sewing machine or leather needles (optional)

- Leather wax, piece of cloth

- Cutting board

- A breakaway knife or sharp carving knife

- Hardware: lock I choose snap fasteners but you can also use Solid Brass/Silver Globular Round Head Stud

Spot Screwback Back (that’s the name on Ali express ;-)

- Rivet setter or make one yourself by drilling an indentation in hard metall

- Punches, wooden mallet and awl

- Stuff to burnish the leather (optional)

<p>Thank you kenthehats. Well teachers have also weekends :-) Show some Pictures of your resolts theat would be nice. And thank you also for your vote, it made me very happy.</p>
Surprised you have the tkme as a teacher many many thanks..i made a strip wood ring and found coin rings a real headache ..but these of your are superb ..and my first design will be the Viking Thor hammer followed by a Wolf design..in between playiing guitar and reading I shall be scouring charity shops for leather belts etc..lol..I have voted this for its ease of making and the way you offered help emails withkn your entry..K.Wolf.
<p>Very Nice , Looks Great !</p>
<p>I'm glad you liked it!</p>
<p>Thank you for your inspiring instructable, Amaries. This is on my list of fun things to make now. Well done!</p>
<p>Nice I am looking forward to see the result if your list is not too long :-)</p>
<p>Very nice instructable. Never been a big fan of those that find fault in another's spelling as I also tend to make typos from time to time. As far as the work itself, there is only one thing I would suggest as a leather crafter since 1991... never, never ever, NEVER use a steel hammer on a punch or other leather tools. Use a poly or wood mallet to keep from 'mushrooming' the head [striking end] of the tool. I have the original punch and setting tools from when I started. I have seen many people destroy these and replace them over and over. Nice touch with the stitching. Igen, bra jobbat</p>
<p>Hello Lethrwolf thank you for your compliment and the usefull advise about the mallet, I will keep this in mind! And I'm impressed about your language skills both in Dutch and in Swedish :-)</p>
<p>Dear all,<br>let&rsquo;s drop the spelling issue Bryan has made a fair apologize. Let&rsquo;s focus on our<br>fantastic creative community. </p>
<p>I really really like it!</p>
<p>Thank you, that was kind!</p>
<p>To the comment on aluminium... You proved your point, but do not lump all Americans into the group of illiteracy and remember ''one of the oldest digital technologies available to them: The mighty spell checker! :)'' The proper spelling is ALUMINUM. REALISE is REALIZE. Proper sentence structure should not be: ''you were not first language English'', but should read: 'I did not REALIZE your first language was not English.' Guess you wish you hadn't posted your comment hastily. People should not lose the essence of a tutorial with trivial things like spelling. To Amaries, don't fret your spelling, it is better than some I have seen from English first writers. OH the horrors you would see if I had to write in Dutch. We merken van de fouten van anderen en gemakkelijk vergeten onze eigen.</p>
<p>What a creative take on a traditional piece. The possibilities are endless! Thank you for sharing </p>
<p>Yes you are right endless possibilities :-)</p>
<p>That's beautiful! Love it!</p>
<p>Thank you I am glad you like it!</p>

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Bio: Hi I am Dutch and lives in Sweden. I love to create tings in my little woodshop.
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