This video by 8mobeus8 really shows us how to make a simple textured silver bracelet in under 3 minutes ( video no longer available. Granted the metal smith had motorized tools for the polishing steps.  But the shaping, filing and hammering for the textured effect was still done by hand. He was so fast I couldn't get a screen capture without any blurs!

It's a marvel to watch and to realize one could do it too without fancy equipment. It'll just take longer. Although I dare say a Dremel will speed things up.

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