Deborah Kelly's Gumball Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. The weaving in this bracelet is very basic.
Gumball Bracelet
by Deborah Kelly
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
The weaving in this bracelet is very basic. I believe even beginners can make this!

Materials

18 Gauge Half Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 49.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $2.27
  • Gold Club Price: $1.70
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24 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-24H
  • Lesson Quantity: 42.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $0.94
  • Gold Club Price: $0.71
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14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.41
  • Gold Club Price: $1.06
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10mm stone beads
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 5.00 each
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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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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: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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10 Piece Diamond Needle Files - 140mm X 3mm
G14-8
  • G14-8
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.57
  • Gold Club Price: $10.18
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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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Instructions
Step 1
Cut eight 3" pieces of the 18-gauge wire. Take the 24-gauge wire and wrap it around one of the 3-inch long 18-gauge wires about 1 ½ to 2 inches from the end (wrap going away from the measured end).
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Step 2
Put a 2nd short 18-gauge wire next to the wire with the wrap on it. Wrap the 24-gauge around both wires twice.
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Step 3
Repeat this weave 7 times. End the wrapping wire by wrapping around the first base wire 3 times. Cut off weaving wire close to weave and smooth with pliers.
Cut off beginning tail end of the weaving wire and smooth with pliers.
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Step 4
Bend the longer end of the base wire at a 90 degree angle away from the weave. Slip one of the 4 beads that are the same color.
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Step 5
Bend the weave around the bead.
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Step 6
Bend the weave around the wire sticking thru the bead. Cut off the two wires bent around the one going thru the bead about 1/8 an inch from where they cross the wire thru the bead. Crimp the wires around the wire going thru the bead.
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Step 7
Make a simple loop in the wire sticking thru the bead, close to the bead.
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Step 8
Put a bend in the last wire right under where the hole in the bead is. Cut off wire ¾ to 1 inch from the bottom of the bead. Use round nose pliers to put a loop in this last wire.
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Step 9
Make 3 more of these wrapped beads.
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Step 10
Cut the rest of the 18-gauge wire into five 5" long piece. Make a wrapped loop on one end. Cut off any excess wire and smooth down with pliers.
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Step 11
Slip on one of the remaining beads (that contrast or match the beads already wrapped). Make a loop on the wire sticking thru the bead with enough room between the bead and the loop to wrap the wire around twice. Wrap the wire twice to complete another wrapped loop.
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Step 12
Take the end of the wire and spiral it around the bead to the other side of the bead (from the last loop made to the first loop made). Wrap the end of the wire loosely around the first loop made. Cut the extra wire off right where it meets the wire going around the bead.
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Step 13
Tuck the cut end of the wire next to the wire spiraling around the bead.
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Step 14
Repeat with the other 4 beads.
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Step 15
On a woven bead open one of the loops by twisting it out to the side.
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Step 16
Put one of the spiraled beads on the opened loop. Close the loop to connect the beads together
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Step 17
Connect all the beads together alternating woven and spiraled beads. I like alternating the direction on the side of the weaves are put on while connecting them together. End both sides of the bracelet with a spiral beads.
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Step 18
Take the 14-gauge wire and make a loop with the round nose pliers on the end of the wire. With one jaw of the round nose pliers in the loop made, wrap the wire around in a spiral and around the other jaw of the pliers, making a space in the spiral. Spiral the wire around to the side away from where the pliers jaw made a space, ending the spiral with the wire on the side away from the space.
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Step 19
Use the bail making pliers on the 2nd largest step and bring the wire around the bail making pliers. Bring the end of the wire down by the spiral creating a hook in the wire.
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Step 20
Cut off the wire about even with the bottom of the spiral. Use a file to smooth the cut end of the hook.
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Step 21
Attach the hook to one end of the bracelet by going thru the loop with the hook end. Bend the spiral of the hook open by twisting sideways and slip the loop on the end of the bracelet end into the space made by the round nose pliers. The bracelet is now ready to be worn. Add more links to make anklets or necklaces.
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