Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging. This bracelet was inspired by an image of a

Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This bracelet was inspired by an image of a "black" Hellebore flower. The wire links are simple to make and you can whip them up quickly. I used black wire for this project but you could use any 12 gauge colored wire for a totally different look. Also leave the round wire as is without pounding flat for a different effect.

Materials

12 Gauge Silver Enameled Aluminum Wire - 40FT
H14-V12-40FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $8.97
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Titanium Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-R20-25FT
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  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster 11mm - Pack of 1
K3-132
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  • Price: $2.16
  • Gold Club Price: $1.62
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. 9mm - Pack of 10
K11-30
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  • Price: $4.18
  • Gold Club Price: $3.14
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12 Gauge Brown Anodized Aluminum Wire - 39ft
H13-E12-39FT
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $13.80
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Wubber Oval Mandrel Pliers - Small
PLR-1560
  • PLR-1560
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  • Price: $36.97
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Wubbers Round Mandrel Pliers - 5 Plier Set
G15-18
  • G15-18
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  • Price: $149.95
  • Gold Club Price: $112.46
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Wubbers Artisan's Mark 4 Pc Texture Hammer Set
HAM-6100
  • HAM-6100
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  • Price: $99.95
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
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  • Price: $21.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the 12ga wire directly from the spool, wrap one end around the Wubbers medium pliers jaw (the smaller one).
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 2
Wrap the other direction around the larger jaw.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 3
Remove the pliers from the wire and reposition so the wire wraps completely around the jaw.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 4
Cut the link and trim each wire end diagonally so they butt up against the main wire frame.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 5
Push the wire ends as close as possible to the main frame.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 6
Using a texture hammer and anvil, pound the links flat. Gently reshape if necessary.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 7
Using jump rings, connect the links together. I made my own jump rings using the small oval Wubbers mandrel.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet
Step 8
Connect the lobster clasp with a jump ring.
Kristal Wick's Black Hellebore Infinity Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, black hellebore infinity bracelet