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Elegant Scrollwork Cuff Bracelet

Updated: Jul 18, 2022

Using the Elegant Scrollwork Cuff Bracelet Pattern you can make your own Cuff Bracelet. Here's a quick tutorial to walk you through the steps!

To create your own bracelet and earrings, you will need Metal Maven's Elegant Scrollwork Cuff Bracelet pattern pressing in Copper or Sterling Silver.


Metal Maven Tip: Use a fine tip Sharpie to trace around the outside of the cuff border. This makes it much easier to see when cutting each piece out.

Place your marked pressing on your Guillotine Shear and cut on the line you marked along the border of the cuff strip. If you don't have a Guillotine Shear, use a jeweler's saw to saw along the line.

Metal Maven Tip: I use a Saw Blade Size of #2/0 when sawing 20-gauge metal, a #1/0 saw blade when sawing 18-gauge metal and a #1 saw blade when sawing 16-gauge metal. Check out this saw blade specification chart on Rio Grande's website for recommended Saw Blade Sizes.


The cuff strip is now ready for the next steps. In order to make the cuff comfortable to wear, you need to round the sharp corners and smooth the edges with a file.

Metal Maven used a small belt sander from Micro Mart to sand the edges and round the corners. If you do not have a belt sander, use a #5 file to smooth the edges and round the corners.

Next, Metal Maven used a JOOLTOOL to further smooth the edges and the corners of the cuff strip. Use a Very Fine 3M Scratch Eraser on the JOOLTOOL to burnish the edges.

Here's a link to the Scratch Eraser

Click this link if you are interested in a JOOLTOOL Metalsmithing Kit.

If you don't have access to a JOOLTOOL, use 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the edges of the entire cuff strip edges and the rounded corners.

Metal Maven Tip: An easy way to sand the sides and ends is to lay a piece of sandpaper on a clean flat surface, hold the cuff strip on it's edge and slide it back and forth. Tilt the cuff strip at an angle to round and smooth the edges.