Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Lashing, Wire Lashing. The colorway in this bangle was inspired by the colors of some little boys' soccer uniforms and the grass and earth around them.
Beaded Bangle Bracelet
by Debbie Blair
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The colorway in this bangle was inspired by the colors of some little boys' soccer uniforms and the grass and earth around them. It's a little bit ombre because of the way I sorted the colors.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Yellow Brass Wire
H1-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 9.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.84
  • Gold Club Price: $0.63
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24 Gauge Round Dead Soft Yellow Brass Wire
H1-24D
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $1.25
  • Gold Club Price: $0.93
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6.0 seed beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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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 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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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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.80
  • Gold Club Price: $10.35
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Round Hard Wood Bracelet Mandrel - 15 Inches
G7-33
  • G7-33
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 20-gauge wire to about 8" in length. Use the wire-straightening tool to straighten the wire.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 2
Use round-nose pliers to form a simple loop on one end.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 3
Cut the 26-gauge wire to about 26-28" in length. Wrap the wire tightly around the 20-gauge wire four times near the simple loop. Use chain-nose or flat-nose pliers to crimp the end of the wire snugly against the 20-gauge wire.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 4
Use the 26-gauge wire to string one bead.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 5
Wrap the 26-gauge wire tightly around the 20-gauge wire twice.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 6
Continue to string one bead at a time, wrapping the 26-gauge wire following each bead strung, using 8-10 beads in the first color.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 7
Measure your wrist so you know how many inches of beads you need to add. Once you have the first color added, roughly measure how much space the beads occupy so you can estimate the number of beads you will need to use of each color in order to reach the desired length of beads. Continue adding beads until desired length is reached.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 8
Once the final bead has been added, wrap the end of the 26-gauge wire four times. Trim the wire, then crimp the end of the wire snugly against the 20-gauge wire as before.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 9
Use a bracelet mandrel or can to shape the wire so it will fit your wrist (I used a wine glass that was about the size of my wrist).
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet
Step 10
Trim wire tail if necessary, then form a hook on the end that will fasten into the loop to close the bracelet.
Debbie Blair's Beaded Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Lashing, Wire Lashing, beaded bangle bracelet