Kristal Wick's Beach Dreams Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. This beachy color-inspired bracelet is simple to make and you can use a heavier gauge wire if desired.
Beach Dreams Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This beachy color-inspired bracelet is simple to make and you can use a heavier gauge wire if desired.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Silver Plated American Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-J20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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20 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-Q20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.10
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Sea Foam Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-B20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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8mm Topaz 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 6
A13-186
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Gold Filled Jump Rings (0.025" 22ga) Oval 3x5mm - Pack of 25
J11-181
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.22
  • Gold Club Price: $5.42
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Gold Filled Oval Lobster 11mm - Pack of 1
J3-84
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.62
  • Gold Club Price: $3.47
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Gold Filled Jump Rings Closed (.030) 20ga. 6mm - Pack of 25
J11-183
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.94
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Be sure to lay out your mat when cutting wire so you don't scratch up your work surface.
Using your flush cutters, cut 5 lengths of 4" Seafoam wire; 5 lengths of 4" American Blue wire and 5 lengths of 4" Antique Copper wire.
Using the Wubber's pliers, wrap the wire end around the smaller jaw and complete a loop. Repeat for all wire pieces.
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Step 2
Make 5 of the Antique Copper links by gripping the wire with your chain- or bent-nose pliers and wrapping the wire loosely around itself creating a wide, open coil.
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Step 3
Work harden and texture the links with your chasing hammer and bench block. This is an optional step if you choose heavier gauge wire. But if you're using thinner wire, it will work harden the wire and strengthen your bracelet.
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Step 4
At the end of the wire, use the Wubber's pliers and wrap the wire around the small jaw in a perpendicular angle.
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Step 5
To make the crystal links, use the Wubber's pliers to wrap the wire end around the smaller jaw and complete a loop.

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Step 6
Slide on a crystal and wrap the wire loosely around itself creating a wide coil. Repeat for all blue wires.
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Step 7
Connect a crystal link to a copper link by opening up the copper loop, inserting the crystal link loop and closing the loop in a similar way you open and close a jump ring.
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Step 8
Add a jump ring to one link end.
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Step 9
Using a jump ring, connect the other link end loop to the lobster clasp.
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