Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Learn how to make this simple and delicate bangle using only two gauges of wire.

Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet

by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Learn how to make this simple and delicate bangle using only two gauges of wire. This project is perfect for beginners, as there is no intricate wire weaving required and the finished bangle is adjustable too so they can fit a range of wrist sizes and make perfect gifts. It can also be adapted, using smaller lengths of wire, to create a matching ring too.

Materials

4mm Rose 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-111
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $4.82
  • Gold Club Price: $3.61
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 50.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $3.91
  • Gold Club Price: $2.93
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Pliers
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Angled Flush Cutter, 5-1/4 Inches
PLR-489.00
  • PLR-489.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut and straighten two lengths at 10" each of 0.8mm/20 gauge or 1mm/18 gauge wire for your base wires.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 2
Cut two lengths of 0.4mm/26 gauge wire at 24" each.
Step 3
Position the base wires together one on top of the other so that they run parallel.
Step 4
Place both lengths of the weaving wire 0.4mm/26 gauge next to each other and use them together as one wire when wrapping.
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Step 5
Start your wraps with the 26 gauge wires approximately 4cm up from the end of the base wire.
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Step 6
Wrap the 26 gauge weaving wires side by side for approximately 3cm along the base wires.
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Step 7
Keep your weaving wires next to each other by wrapping them both at the same time, using them as one wire/simultaneously.
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Step 8
Trim off your start tail ends of the weaving wire and tuck into the top of the base wire.
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 9
Compress down and flatten the wire wraps against the base wires.
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Step 10
Add a bead onto each base wire end and push up to the end of the weave.
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Step 11
Bring the double weaving wires around the back of the beads so that it is sitting between them.
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Step 12
Bring the weaving wires almost diagonally across the front to trap the two beads in place.
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 13
Add on the next two beads and push up against the weaving wire so that the top bead is closest to the weaving wire and the beads added each time are slightly staggered.
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Step 14
Ensure the base wires run parallel and fairly close together.
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Step 15
Repeat adding two beads at a time.
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 16
Position the weaving wires between the beads as before.
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Step 17
Continue for the desired length (adding 30 beads in total).
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 18
Keep the 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire from twisting or crossing over each other.
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Step 19
Once you have added your last bead, wrap the 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire over the two base wires for approximately 3cm or the same length you did at the start of your bangle to bring your base wires together.
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Step 20
Remember to use both the weaving wires as one, keeping them neat next to each other.
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Step 21
When the wraps at each end of the bracelet, that are either side the crystal beads, are even in length, flatten the weave and cut off remaining weaving wire.
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Step 22
Flatten and tuck in the weaving wire to the outside of the base of the bangle.
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Step 23
Check that the bare base wires are of equal length before the start of the weave at each end of the bangle.
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Step 24
Trim to adjust if needed (this bracelet pictured is around 9 inches in length).
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Step 25
Open out and splay the bare base wires before the weave at each end.
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Step 26
Using round nose pliers curl these ends.
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Step 27
Pro Tip: To create beautiful curls, trim off the very first part of the curl that is straight before putting your round nose pliers back in again to continue curling.
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 28
Ensure the curl is tucked into itself so that it doesn't catch on any clothing when the bracelet is worn.
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Step 29
Use chain nose or nylon jaw pliers to cover the start of the curl and continue to make a flattened spiral that coils around itself in an outward motion.
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Step 30
Do this to each end of the bare base wire until you have created four curls, fairly equal in size that face away from each other at each end.
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Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Step 31
Your bangle is now ready to shaped using a bracelet mandrel, something cylindrical or shaped around your wrist.
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet
Natalie Patten's Adjustable Beaded Wire Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, adjustable beaded wire bracelet