Mint Spring's Bali and Noodle Bead with Chain Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. .
Bali and Noodle Bead with Chain Bracelet
by Mint Spring
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials

22 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $6.02
  • Gold Club Price: $4.51
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Noodle beads Silver 1 inch
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Oval Focal Bead Silver, 1 Inch
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Fancy Bead Round w/ Hearts 7mm - Pack of 1
K9-166
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
  • Price: $2.47
  • Gold Club Price: $1.85
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 3mm (ID) 1.98mm - Pack of 25
S11-12
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $0.97
  • Gold Club Price: $0.73
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Silver Filled Cable Chain Oval 4.6x3.2mm - 10 Feet
C10-324U
  • Lesson Quantity: 11.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.97
  • Gold Club Price: $20.98
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
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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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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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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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $42.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten and cut 4 pieces of wire at least 1-3/4" longer than the length of 1 noodle bead PLUS 2 of the Bali beads. These wires can be twisted if you like. Mark 2 pieces 3/4" from 1 end.
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Step 2
Straighten and cut 1 piece of wire at least 1 3/4" longer than the single bead PLUS the other 2 Bali beads. This can be twisted if you like. Set this piece aside.
Step 3
Using one of the 4 wires put 1 of the 4 beads at the 3/4" mark followed by a noodle bead and then another of the 4 beads. Make 2 pieces like this.
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Step 4
At the joint between the noodle and one of the end beads, make a 90 degree bend. Note how it bends UP from the curve of the noodle bead..
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Step 5
Center the 2 noodle beads on the other two pieces of wire.
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Step 6
At one end of the noodle bead make a 90 degree bend like before following the curvature of the bead.
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Step 7
Insert 2 of these bent wires through 1 bead. (Use one piece with the noodle bead only and the other is the piece with the noodle AND Bali bead.)
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Step 8
Now make a spiral out of the ends of both wires sticking through the Bali bead. Make SURE that the beads are tight at the bend. The spiral will bend out over the length of the noodle beads. Also be sure that the left wire bends to the left and the right wire goes to the right. This way they will pivot inside the bead and make the focal section flexible and more comfortable to wear.
Step 9
Holding the 2 sections together back to back insert the 2 wires through a bead and swirl the ends as before. Again be sure that the beads are tight to each other.
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Step 10
Using the piece of wire that you set aside earlier, thread it through the center of one Bali bead, through the single bead and then through the other Bali bead making sure that you are going through the shortest distance of the piece. You may have to separate the 2 Bali beads a little to have enough room for the center bead.
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Step 11
Measure the finished width of your piece just made as well as the width of your clasp. Measure your wrist over your widest point and add 1/2" or a little more if you like your bracelets loose. Add the width of your clasp and the width of the finished piece just made. Subtract this from your wrist + 1/2" measurement. Now divide this in half. That is how long your chain will be. Depending on the size of the chain you can have one or two lengths on each side. Because this is a fine chain I have elected to use 2 pieces per side.
Step 12
Attach a jump ring to two pieces of the chain and attach this around the 2 swirled wires at each end of the center piece just made. Repeat this for the other side..
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