Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, . This elegant bracelet is easy to make and contains instructions on how to form the wire clasp as part of the main frame.
Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle
by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Beading, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This elegant bracelet is easy to make and contains instructions on how to form the wire clasp as part of the main frame.

Materials

Lapis 8mm Round Beads - 8 Inch Strand
A1-243
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $22.05
  • Gold Club Price: $16.54
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Sterling Silver Beads Corrugated 3mm - Pack of 25
K9-150
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.90
  • Gold Club Price: $2.93
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 36.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $20.72
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Tools

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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Chain Nose Wire Pliers
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
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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
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  • Price: $16.97
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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $9.97
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut the 18-gauge wire into one 24" and one 12" piece. Using the longer length, bring the ends together to find the center.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Using the longer length of 1mm/18 gauge wire, bring the ends together to find the center.
Step 2
In the center of the wire, using bail step pliers or round nose pliers create a loop and use chain nose pliers to pinch in, so that the wire runs from the loop close together and parallel.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , create a loop and use chain nose pliers to pinch in
Step 3
Using the shorter length of wire place on top of the longer length, underneath the formed loop.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , place on top of the longer length, underneath the formed loop
Step 4
Wrap this shorter wire around a few times to secure underneath the loop, cut off any excess and tuck in to ensure there are no shape tail ends of the wire sticking out.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Wrap this shorter wire around a few times to secure underneath the loop
Step 5
Splay out the wires from the loop. Using chain nose pliers, create a bend in the shorter length of wire so that it positioned in the center, between the others - the wires should now be approximately the same length as each other.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Splay out the wires from the loop
Step 6
On the centre wire add a spacer bead, gemstone bead and another spacer bead and position them down close to the loop.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , On the centre wire add a spacer bead, gemstone bead and another spacer bead
Step 7
Bring one of the outer wires (on the right-hand side) and bring it behind and across the central wire with the beads on, curving around the beads.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , curve one wire around the bead
Step 8
Bring it back across the front of the wire, near to the spacer bead, so that it travels back in the direction it came from (to the right-hand side).
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Bring it back across the front of the wire
Step 9
Bring the wire on the other side (the left-hand side) and bring that across at the front and wrap around the central wire, close down on top of the last wire that was wrapped around.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , bring the other wire across the front
Step 10
Use chain nose pliers to tighten the wraps around the centre wire by giving them a pinch together.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , tighten the wraps with pliers
Step 11
Add on to the central wire another spacer bead, gemstone round and spacer bead.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , add another set of beads
Step 12
Bring the wire you first started with (on the right-hand side) behind the central wire and wrap over the central wire again, bringing it back to its original side.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , bring the first wire over the central wire again
Step 13
Bring the other wire (on the left-hand side) over the top of the central wire and behind and across to position it in place.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , bring the second wire over
Step 14
Continue this process adding beads onto the central wire and creating a curved frame around the beads using the other wires until you reach the desired length.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , continue this pattern until you reach the desired length
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , continue this pattern until you reach the desired length
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , continue this pattern until you reach the desired length
Step 15
Add on your final section of 3 beads, to determine the approximate length of your bracelet.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Add on your final section of 3 beads, to determine the approximate length of your bracelet.
Step 16
Wrap the right-hand side wire over the centre wire twice to secure, just above the last added spacer bead.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , wrap to secure all the beads
Step 17
Use flush cutters to snip off the extra wire.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , trim the wires
Step 18
Tuck in securely to the middle wire.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , tuck the wires into the middle
Step 19
Position your chain nose plies on the central wire about an inch away from the wrap above the last beads.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Position your chain nose plies on the central wire about an inch away from the wrap above the last beads
Step 20
Bend the central wire at this point so that it runs back parallel against itself and use the chain nose pliers to draw the bend in close together so that it sits flush next to itself.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , Bend the central wire at this point
Step 21
Where the wire runs back on itself and meets the wrapped loop above the beads, bend and cut off so that it finishes next to the wrapped loop.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , trim the wire
Step 22
Use the remaining outer wire (on the left hand side) to wrap around binding what was the central wire together.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , wrap the outer wire around
Step 23
Once secure, cut off and tuck in any remaining wire.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , cut and tuck the wire
Step 24
Using round nose or bail step pliers, bend the doubled over wire in the center to curve back on itself.
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , bend the double wires over round nose pliers
Step 25
Using chain nose pliers, slightly bend or flick up this wire at the tip where it bends, (or slightly curl the end using round nose pliers).
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , slightly bend up the tip of the hook
Step 26
You have now created a hook to attach into the loop at the other end of the bracelet to form the bracelet clasp.

Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , you've created a hook
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , you've created a hook
Step 27
Start to form your bracelet into shape, by gently curving from the middle of the bracelet, in the direction this hook is facing, so that the ends of the bracelet meet and the clasp can be closed.
Your bracelet can now be shaped to fit around the wrist or with a bracelet mandrel

Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , form your bracelet
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , form your bracelet
Natalie Patten's Gemstone and Spacer Bead Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Beads, , form your bracelet