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Wood bracelets are a wonderful piece of jewelry. Ask anyone that wears bracelets if they'd like one of out of wood and I'm certain that you'll get a positive response!

Wood, being a nature product, has a wonderful feel to it and it's weight is almost always proportional to it's appearance. So, a wood bracelet is normally a wonderfully balanced piece of jewelry.

Bracelets are turned as a faceplate turning, meaning with the grain running perpendicular to the lathe bed. They use standard tools including bowl gouge and parting tools. You might choose to use some detailing tools too!

Bracelets can be single wood in either plain finish or they can be embellished with wood burning, inlays or even inserted gems. They can also be multiple woods like laminations or even segmented turnings. Since they are usually worn for decoration, you can go wild with ideas on how to dress them up!!


 Making A Salt Plate Into A Bracelet Making A Salt Plate Into A Bracelet
By: Peter Brown
In this short photo tutorial, Peter is experimenting with another alternative material. This time it is a Himalayan salt block. These salt blocks are usually used for cooking and are quite prone to cracking but Peter was successful in making a very unique bracelet. Peter's jam chuck is worthy of note too!


Making a Blue Jeans BraceletMaking a Blue Jeans Bracelet
By: Peter Brown
In this fun video, Peter uses epoxy to glue up lots of layers of blue jeans to make a turning blank. Then he turns it on the lathe to create a finished blue jean bracelet. The results are very nice and the soft feel was unexpected!


Corian BraceletsCorian Bracelets
By: Mike Stephens
In this photo tutorial, Mike shows us how he makes a woman's bracelet. In addition, he embellishes the bracelet by adding layers of contrasting elements to create a "Polka Dot" effect on the bracelet.

Mike shows some examples in corian but he also shows how it can work using different varieties of wood.

This is a lovely turned piece and would make a wonderful gift.


Turning BracletsTurning Braclets
By: Gary R. Smith
If you've considered making jewelry, making bracelets might be one item to consider.

In this photo tutorial, Gary's first project shows how turn a solid wood bracelet. He does an excellent job of photographing the steps to the work holding to ensure that you can turn both sides of the bracelet for the best finished item.

Then Gary shows how to cut a dado into the side of the bracelet to insert an inlay which really dresses up a single wood bracelet. Not to be outdone, Gary then shows how to make a segmented wood bracelet which would let to all kinds of designs for bracelets!

And finally Gary shows how he applies finish to the bracelet to make it ready for wearing including showing a wonderful holding jig.

This project ends up showing you how to turn 3 different types of bracelets!


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