Natalie Patten's Gemstone Chip and Wire Cuff Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , . Suitable for beginners, this tutorial shows you how to make a gemstone chip cuff bracelet, with no weaving required! The design can be adapted to fit any size wrist and can be made to include gemstone round beads in the center.
Gemstone Chip and Wire Cuff Bracelet
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Beading, Stringing, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Suitable for beginners, this tutorial shows you how to make a gemstone chip cuff bracelet, with no weaving required! The design can be adapted to fit any size wrist and can be made to include gemstone round beads in the center.

Materials

26 Gauge Round Nickel Silver Craft Wire - 90 ft
H18-E26-90FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.50 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.00
  • Gold Club Price: $4.50
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assorted gemstone chip beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 100.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 100.00 each
4mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 12
A13-88A
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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4mm Aquamarine 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-84D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.57
  • Gold Club Price: $2.68
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4mm Blue Zircon 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-105
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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4mm Crystal 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-110
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Goldstone 6mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-640
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.30
  • Gold Club Price: $4.73
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Goldstone 4mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-639
  • Lesson Quantity: 16.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $6.00
  • Gold Club Price: $4.50
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Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp 8mm Button Shape - Pack of 1
K3-125
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.58
  • Gold Club Price: $5.69
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Tools

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: $16.97
  • Gold Club Price: $12.73
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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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Round Nose Wire Pliers
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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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two pieces of wire approximately 39" each in length.
Step 2
Slide your clasp onto the middle of both wires.
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Step 3
Using round nose pliers or bail making pliers make a wrapped loop to hold it in place. You can use any clasp such as a lobster clasp or magnetic clasp.
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Step 4
Thread all the wires through a 6mm round bead and slide down towards the loop on your clasp.
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Step 5
Straighten out the wires so that there are four individual lengths of wire to work with and that these can be splayed out. (You can number these wires 1-4 for reference.)
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Step 6
Add one 4mm crystal onto wires one and two/ the right two wires and twist them together three times, by crossing them over each other, pinching together and twisting.
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Step 7
Add one 4mm crystal onto wires three and four/ the left two wires and twist them together three times.
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Step 8
Add one 4mm crystal onto each of the middle two wires and twist these together.
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Step 9
Now add one gemstone chip and one 4mm crystal onto wires one and two/ the right two wires and twist them together three times.
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Step 10
Add one gemstone chip and one 4mm crystal onto wires three and four/ the left two wires and twist them together three times.
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Step 11
Add one gemstone chip and one 4mm crystal onto the middle two wires and twist to secure.
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Step 12
Repeat this pattern of adding one chip and one 4mm crystal onto each wire. You can add two gemstone chips onto each wire, or a varied combination of either.
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Step 13
Now add two gemstone chips and a 4mm crystal bead (or a combination of three) onto wires one and two/ the left two wires and twist them together two or three times
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Step 14
Add two gemstone chips and a 4mm crystal (or a combination of three) onto wires three and four/ the right two wires and twist them together two or three times
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Step 15
Add two gemstone chips and a 4mm crystal bead onto each of the middle two wires and twist these together.
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Step 16
Each time you repeat this pattern add on an extra gemstone chip or crystal bead, adding more chips and crystals each time will graduate out the bracelet cuff until you reach the desired length in the center. You can make your bracelet longer by adding in more repeats.
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Step 17
(Optional) Continue this method but using only one 6mm round bead on each wire and repeat through the center of your bracelet.
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Step 18
Taper your bracelet back down by continuing this pattern repeat in reverse, adding fewer stone chips and crystals. (Pattern of adding three (3) gemstone chips or crystals, then 2, back to adding just one crystal.)
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Step 19
With your fingers, shape your cuff into position. (You can adjust the size slightly, by gathering it in or gently stretching it out.)
Step 20
Bring all four wires together and twist together for an inch and a half in length.
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Step 21
Thread on another bead, to match the first one you added near the clasp.
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Step 22
After the bead, bend the twisted wires into a 90 degree angle and using round nose pliers or bail step pliers. Add on the other side of your clasp before creating a wrapped loop.
Or if you have used a lobster clasp, attach a 6mm jump ring onto the loop, you can add on an extender chain if you wish to.
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Step 23
Trim off any excess wire with wire cutters and pinch and flatten down any wire ends around the wrapped loop to secure.
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