Thursday, January 1, 2009

Wire wrapped bracelet

This is made from two lengths of silver wire - the main structure of the cuff is 20 gauge (0.8mm) which I folded to get a centre point - that make the loop at one end as a fastener. Then working with the two ends of the wire just wind and wrap until you get a fairly definate 7.5mm length bracelet. Also add some beads as you go - just random, as the majority are added later. Then find a bead to act at the other fastener. Then I used a length of 28 gauge silver wire to add the majority of the beads - again just randomly wrapping round the main cuff. You can use this wire to add a bit of strength and support to the cuff so that it keeps it shape. Then when you have wrapped all around the full length just finish off the ends of the wire and thats it!

I like this for a first attempt. Sore on the fingers though!


Lyzzydee said...

I love the bracelet, I must have a go at making one I have enough stuff!!!

Moni said...

Lovely! Happy New Year! Hugs, Moni

Mar G said...

Happy New Year to you & the family Tracy!
Gorgeous wire bracelet, lovely bead colours - M x

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts