Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet, . , . Combine 16-gauge full hard wire and some larger hole beads for a twist on a bangle bracelet.
Corset Bracelet
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Combine 16-gauge full hard wire and some larger hole beads for a twist on a bangle bracelet. Eye loops serve to secure the beads as well as provide eyes to thread cord for a corset look and easy adjustment.

Materials

16 gauge hard brass wire
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1mm cotton cord
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beads of your choice
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3/16" diameter dowel
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Tools

Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
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Needle File Set Pack of 5
FIL-970.00
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Deluxe V-Slot Bench Pin with Clamp
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
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Jewelers Saw with Adjustable Frame without Blade
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Relentless Sawblade - Cut 2 - Sold by the Dozen
SAW-400.08D
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Swivel-Headed Pin Vise
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400 grit sandpaper
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Instructions
Step 1
Using a ruler and permanent marker measure three 10" pieces of wire. Cut using the wire cutters, file the ends flat. Make sure to keep the natural curve on the wires.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , cut 3 pieces of wire
Step 2
Measure three 1 ½" pieces on the wooden dowel and cut using the jeweler's saw and cut 2 blade, sand the ends smooth with the 400 grit sandpaper.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , measure
Step 3
Make a mark at ¼", ¾" and 1 ¼" on the dowel.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , mark the dowel
Step 4
Drill at the three marks, on all three pieces, using the pin vise and #52 bit, carefully drill through the dowel keeping the bit perpendicular to the dowel. Sand the ends smooth with the 400 grit sandpaper. Apply color of your choice using permanent markers, seal with spray sealant.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , drill
Step 5
Make a mark at 5" on each wire, then make 3mm eye loop using the round nose pliers on one end of each wire.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , make a loop
Step 6
Thread one wire through on of the dowels and begin stringing your beads, slide a drilled dowel on at the halfway point.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , string on the beads
Step 7
Continue stringing, stopping approximately ¾" off the end, put a cushion clamp on the end as a keeper.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , string on beads
Step 8
Thread one wire at a time through the third dowel and make a 3mm eye loop. Repeat with remaining wires
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , thread one wire at a time
Step 9
Using flat nose pliers, bend the eyes perpendicular to the dowels.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , turn the loops
Step 10
Double the cotton cord and make a knot. Slide on of the spacer beads on followed by both keeper beads
Pro Tip: A piece of bead stringing wire works great as a needle to thread the beads on the cotton cord.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , double the cord
Step 11
Thread the cord through the eyes on the bracelet in a criss-cross pattern. Start at one bottom eye, thread the cord through the middle eye on the other side, then the top eye on the other side, the middle, then bottom. Thread the cord through the two keeper beads.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , thread the cord through the loops
Step 12
Slide the spacer bead on the other end and tie a knot.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Corset Bracelet - , , , , tie a knot