Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing. This bold bangle is a great way to get started working with thicker wire.
Copper Twist Bracelet
by Margot Potter
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This bold bangle is a great way to get started working with thicker wire. You can make an arm full of these in an afternoon, adding wire or beaded accents or keeping them simple. The open ends make these easy to adjust to fit a variety of wrist sizes. You can also modify this design for a ring.

Materials

10 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-10D
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.69
  • Gold Club Price: $2.02
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.41
  • Gold Club Price: $0.31
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Tools

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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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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C.H.P Milano Small Sprue Cutter, 6-1/4 Inches, Flush Cut
PLR-488.00
  • PLR-488.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $29.95
  • Gold Club Price: $22.46
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5/8 Inch Double Rubber/Nylon Head Hammer - Pack of 1
G3-26
  • G3-26
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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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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Steel Bracelet Mandrels - Round
MAN-216.00
  • MAN-216.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $37.97
  • Gold Club Price: $28.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Wrap wire around mandrel, overlapping 1” on both sides. Cut wire.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, wrap wire around the mandrel
Step 2
Cut both ends flush.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, flush cut the ends
Step 3
Use round nose pliers to create a loop on both ends and gently turn the wire as shown.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, make a loop at each end
Step 4
Return bracelet to your mandrel, use the nylon hammer to strike the bracelet and work harden the wire so it retains its shape.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, work harden
Step 5
Hammer the ends of your wire flat on a mini anvil using the flat end of your chasing hammer. Gently add some texture using the round end of your chasing hammer.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, texture the wire
Step 6
Wrap 20-gauge copper wire around the end of your bangle four times. Keep the wraps tight, using your flat nose pliers to adjust.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, coil the wire
Step 7
Repeat for both sides, trimming the wires in the back and tucking the tails securely with chain nose pliers.
Margot Potter's Copper Twist Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Texturing, trim the wire