There is a gorgeous chain style called Egyptian Spiral. It creates
wonderful, durable chokers, ankle bracelets, and bracelets WITH NO
SOLDERING. You can work-harden it by running it in the tumbler (it
won’t damage it). Basically, you need wire, wire cutters, and
The basic design is in Tim McCreights “The Complete Metalsmith” on
It’s quick, provides instant gratification, and is something that
they can repeat at home without specialized equipment and teach (and
impress) their friends. Plus, the results are really quite pretty.
Just a thought!