Iris
Instructor: Iris Sandkuhler
Technique(s): Metalwork
Level: Intermediate
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Peacock Chain

Iris teaches the tricks that make fusing a breeze. This contemporary peacock pattern evolved from the classic loop-in-loop chain. Students learn how to create and combine links to make a stunning chain bracelet.

This class has a running time of 42 minutes, 30 seconds.

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This is an excellent video. Step by step . Thank you for sharing.
06/13/2015
Victoria Meyenberg
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Love this one... tried to mock this one up in Copper.. but i couldnt get the wire to bead up.. guess i will practice on Sterling then progress to the fine.

Thank you for making this video available to us.
Beaducation Replied:

We recommend going right to fine silver, as Iris instructs in the class video. You will not achieve the same ball/bead using copper or even sterling. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it quickly! 

08/21/2015
Leonard
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Great tutorial! Very clear and easy-to-follow instructions. I just have one question.
When using 20-gauge wire for the links you used 18-gauge for the clasp. Would you then use 16-gauge for the clasp if you used 18-gauge for the links? Do you always go a little thicker for the clasp, or do you just like 18-gauge for clasps?
Thanks so much for the great class!
Beaducation Replied:

We like 18 gauge for this particular clasp. You could bump it up to 16g, but 18g works great.

12/02/2015
Susan
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This tutorial is great! I had only minimal torch experience at the onset. I only had one link fail. Two others did not work well the first go around with the fusing but I was able to prep them again for the join fuse and make them work. I increased my skill with the torch immensely and I ended up with a beautiful fine silver bracelet! This was my first fine silver piece. I am confident that I can take on other projects with fine silver. Thank you Iris!
03/22/2016
Terry
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Informative, detailed tutorial> I once attempted to make this from a book I purchased and the sizes were off. Thank goodness I didn't give up because I love using sections of this chain as components in larger chains and mixed with gemstones! Thanks for the random tips and tricks that have made my fusing easier. Thanks for all of your hard work and sharing....W
Beaducation Replied:

So glad you enjoyed the class information!  Please email customer service at cs@beaducation.com so that we can connect you with resources for your question.  Thanks!

02/19/2017
Wilhelmina
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I was on youtube looking for something else and I saw Iris video about the Peacock Chain which I love it.

Iri's caring, knowledge and patience it's absolutely appreciated, so organized, this video make me return to silversmithing that I have left about five years ago, I try it with copper but I encounter some problems because it's my first time working with copper.

I will keep trying with copper first and then I will do the silver.

I really thank you so much for your kindness and wishing you the best!

Yours sincerely,

Michael
03/27/2017
Michael
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