Judy Larson's Double Wrap Wire Bangle Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. What can you do with all those beads left over from your projects?  With this simple bangle featuring a wrapped closure, you do not need to worry about size, shape or color of the beads.
Double Wrap Wire Bangle Bracelet
by Judy Larson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
What can you do with all those beads left over from your projects? With this simple bangle featuring a wrapped closure, you do not need to worry about size, shape or color of the beads. Just wrap away! It is so easy and fun to make that you will make a variety of them to have on hand to use as gifts.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .940 Silver Wire
H19-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $15.93
  • Gold Club Price: $11.95
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Asst beads 10mm are used here
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Blue Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-24
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.45
  • Gold Club Price: $7.09
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Dog Teeth Amethyst 10mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-163
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.45
  • Gold Club Price: $7.09
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Jade 10mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-645
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.60
  • Gold Club Price: $16.20
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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3.6 Volt Automatic Wire Twister (Cordless Screwdriver)
G5-15
  • G5-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $42.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.23
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5 Piece Steel Mandrel Set
G7-5
  • G7-5
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Straighten and cut one wire (Small-32"; Medium -34"; Large-36") long and one wire (Small-26"; Medium-27"; Large-28") long.
Step 2
Measure in 11½" (12" for Large) from the end of the longer wire. Place the 3/8" mandrel on the wire at that point and wrap the wire around it as shown. Using bent nose pliers, pinch the wires together close to the mandrel, creating an eye. Hint: If using 8mm and smaller beads, use the 5/16" mandrel for a smaller eye.
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Step 3
Open the eye up slightly. Leaving a 1" tail, wrap around the eye with the 26" wire. The first wrap or two will need to be pushed together and back down to the bend made to form the eye. Hint: Because 20 gauge wire is not easy to wrap around the eye., it is fine to leave the eye plain-second photo. In that case, continue to Step 5. Leaving a 1" tail, wrap the wires below the eye 4 to 5 times. Trim the short wire tail. Use flat nose pliers to flatten and secure the wraps.
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Step 4
Reshape the eye around the 5/16" mandrel (1/4" mandrel if smaller eye was made), pushing the two ends of the eye wire close together and making sure that the long wrap wire is pulled to the outside. At this point the 1" wire tail may need to be wrapped around the eye a time or two.
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Step 5
Holding the two eye wires close together, use the wrapping wire to create a "neck" below the eye, wrapping tightly around the neck 4 to 5 times-first and second photos. Make sure that the last wrap made places the shortest wire between the two longest wires-third photo.
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Step 6
Trim the 1" eye wrap tail so there is just enough wire left to tuck down between the two wires at the base of the eye. Note: The back side of the bangle is the side this short wire tail is bent towards. If the neck wrap wire is on top and not on the bottom as shown, do not worry. Just make sure from now on to work from the outside or front of the bangle.
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Step 7
Note: It is very important to work from the outside or right side of the bangle from this point on. Bend the two longer outer wires at a 90 degree angle away from the center shorter wire. Slide a bead onto the shorter wire.
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Step 8
Holding the bead tightly against the wrapped neck of the eye, bring the right outer wire up around the right side of the bead, in front of the bead wire, and pull to the left of the bead-first photo. Pull the wire to the back of the bead wire and then to the right, being careful to not bend the bead wire-second photo.
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Judy Larson's Double Wrap Wire Bangle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Double Wrap Wire Bangle Bracelet
Step 9
Still holding the bead tightly against to neck of the eye, bring the left outer wire up around the left side of the bead and above the first bead wrap wire in back of the bead wire and pull to the right of the bead-first photo. Pull the wire to the front of the bead wire and then pull to the left, being careful to not bend the bead wire-second photo.
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Step 10
Slide another bead on the bead wire. Push the bead down as tightly as possible against the wrap wires below it. Hold the bead in place and repeat Steps 8 and 9. Repeat this process until the bead portion of the bangle is 6½" long using 10mm beads or 6¼" using 8mm beads for a size small. Note: This tutorial shows fourteen 10mm beads for a small bangle. How many beads are needed depends upon how tightly you wrap your wire and how close the beads are together. How long this portion should be is also dictated by the size of the beads. The larger the bead, the more room it takes up on the wrist, so the longer the bead section should be. For a medium bangle, add ¼"-3/8" to the bead length and for a large bangle, add ½"-5/8" to the wrapped bead length. After you have made a few of these bangles, you will have a better handle on how many beads you need to use.
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Step 11
Take a close look at the wires that are at the end of the beaded section. The wire on the right, which is the lower wrapped wire, will be used to wrap the neck of the hook. The wire to the left and the bead wire will be twisted together to form the hook.
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Step 12
Make sure that the ends of the two wires to be twisted together are even-first photo. Holding the wires wrapped around the bead in place, tightly twist the wires for the hook-second photo. Make sure the twist goes in the same direction as the left wire is already going on the bead wire.
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Step 13
1¼" from the bead, bend the hook wire down to the left of the last bead-first photo. The wrapping wire should be to the right of the bead. The hook wire will be longer than necessary. Trim it off so that the cut end just sweeps across the top of the last bead. DO NOT CUT THIS WIRE TOO SHORT!! It is better to cut a bit long and trim slightly to obtain a good fit than to have it too short. Position the cut wire in front of the wrap wire going across the top of the bead-second photo.
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Step 14
Pull the right wrap wire up around the front, then around to the back again as close to the bead as possible, securing the two twisted wires together. Continue to wrap until there are 4 to 5 wraps, ending on the back. Trim the wrap wire off on the back of the wire wrapped beads. Use flat nose pliers to flatten and secure the wraps.
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Step 15
Using flat nose pliers, bend the hook wire 45 degrees up to the outside of the bangle. Using round nose pliers, bend the hook shape as shown.
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Step 16
The wrap wires around the beads may need to be adjusted. Use your fingers to push the wires into place so they all match as closely as possible.
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Step 17
Hook the bangle ends and shape the bangle into a circle or an oval. Hint: It may help to wrap the bangle around a large cylindrical object like a pill bottle or soda bottle.
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