Lindi Schneck's Bubble Girl Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. One of my customers was a bride who needed a special, yet inexpensive gift for her
Bubble Girl Bracelet
by Lindi Schneck
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
One of my customers was a bride who needed a special, yet inexpensive gift for her "bubble girl", who blew soap bubbles on the happy couple after the wedding. After just a moment's thought, I grabbed a piece of wire and voila! "Bubble Bracelet" was born! This design is very quick to make and with all of the amazing beads available today, the variation possibilities are endless. (Of course, you do not have to be a "bubble girl" to wear this.)

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 11.50 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.82
  • Gold Club Price: $2.87
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18 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.50 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $5.07
  • Gold Club Price: $3.80
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Bali Silver Beads 12mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 3.00 each
Bali Silver Beads 7mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
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Tools

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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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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Steel and Rubber Bench Block 2.5X2.5 Inches
G17-22
  • G17-22
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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6 Piece Assorted File Set with Wooden Handle
G14-7
  • G14-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.57
  • Gold Club Price: $4.18
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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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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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6 1/2 Inch Bail Making Pliers
G2-18
  • G2-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.78
  • Gold Club Price: $9.58
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Round Nose Wire Plier
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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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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Marker -extra fine
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Formula = wrist + 1/2-inch. Straighten, clean, then measure and cut a piece of wire Formula length + 3-inches.
Step 2
Measure 1¼” from one end of wire and mark. Use either the small side of double barrel pliers or the largest section of round-nose pliers; make a wrapped loop with this shorter end.
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Step 3
Divide your Formula measurement in half. Using this new number, measure from the bottom of the loop just made toward the open end and mark.
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Step 4
Put your embellishments/beads on a scrap wire and measure their total length.
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Step 5
Divide the embellishment measurement by 2, and use this distance to mark to each side of the center mark on the bracelet wire.
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Step 6
Use a pin vise to twist a 1-1/2 inch piece of 22g square wire, (this is a great use for a scrap). At one end of this twisted wire, use the small tip of round-nose pliers to form a small loop that will ‘just’ fit over the bracelet wire gauge.
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Step 7
Making sure your bracelet wire JUST fits into this loop cut the excess wire from the loop, forming a ‘bead’. You will need to make two of these, which will be holding your embellishments in place.
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Step 8
Put one of those loop ‘beads’ on the mark closest to your closed wrapped loop, and crimp it into place with either flat-nose pliers or a crimping tool. Add the chosen bead embellishments and crimp the other ‘twisted bead’ on the opposite end, to hold the center beads in place.
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Step 9
From the open end of the bracelet wire, measure 3/4-inch and mark. Use a chasing hammer to flatten this segment of wire, on the same plane as the end loop/eye.
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Step 10
To form the hook, use the tips of round-nose pliers to form a tiny curl at the flattened end of the wire. Replace round-nose pliers at a larger segment of the jaw, immediately under the curl just formed and roll the wire in the opposite direction, forming a hook.
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Lindi Schneck's Bubble Girl Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
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Step 11
Begin shaping the bracelet by bending it around a form and ‘walking’ your fingers on the wire, teasing it slowly into an oval. Carefully make a little bend with your chain-nose pliers in the wire at each side of the hook and eye, finishing the shape.
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Step 12
Finished Bubble Bracelet
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