Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling. Create these adjustable bangles using only two gauges of wire and any type of beads.

Interlocking Coil Bangle

by Natalie Patten
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Create these adjustable bangles using only two gauges of wire and any type of beads. Perfect for beginners, this tutorial will show you how to create a pretty, interlocking knot effect with coiled detail.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 24.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $24.61
  • Gold Club Price: $18.45
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26 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26H
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.50 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $7.72
  • Gold Club Price: $5.79
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6mm Sapphire 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-19
  • Lesson Quantity: 20.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Pliers
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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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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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut two lengths of 1mm/18 gauge wire approximately 12 inches/30cm each.
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Step 2
Bring the ends of the wires together to find the center and bend.
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Step 3
Using bail step pliers (or something cylindrical like a pen) form a bend in each of these wires roughly the size of your bead.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 4
Cut a length of approximately 100cm of 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire and find the center of the weaving wire. Attach the center of this weaving wire to the center of the bend in the 1mm/18 gauge base wire.
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Step 5
Start to coil around the bend using both tail ends of the weaving wire to coil (continuously wrap) in both directions. Coil so that there is around 2cm of coiled wire on each side of the bend, ensuring they are equal on each side.
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 6
Repeat this coil on the other base wire with another length of 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire, ensuring it matches the first.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 7
Interlock both base wires together, by bringing the ends of base wire through the coiled bend of the other.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 8
Carefully pull the uncoiled ends of the base wires away from each other to draw together the coiled bend so that they interlock, creating a knot effect.
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Step 9
Use the tail ends of the weaving wire to wrap around once or twice the coiled section to bind them together and hold the knot in place.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 10
Wrap the weaving wire three times around the base wire to secure, do this to all four ends of the base wires.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 11
Add one bead onto one of the 0.4mm/26gauge weaving wires.
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Step 12
Position the bead in between the base wires and attach to the opposite side with the weaving wire by wrapping three times.
(If you prefer you can trim off the weaving wire without the bead on this sides of the coil and tuck in to secure, adding the remaining beads to the same length of weaving wire or)
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Step 13
Bring the weaving wire from the opposite side, that the bead wasn't attached to, through the bead and wrap three times on the opposite base wire to secure.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 14
Add the next bead on to the 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire and position in between the base wires, so that it sits next to the first bead and wrap the weaving wire onto the base wire on the opposite side to secure.
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Step 15
Bring the weaving wire, from the opposite side, through this bead and wrap three times to secure onto the opposite base wire.
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Step 16
Repeat to add on the desired amount of beads (I have used ten 6mm round beads on each side in this tutorial) .
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Step 17
Add on the same amount of beads to the opposite side of the coiled centre, using the same technique .
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 18
You can pinch the coiled center with pliers above the beads to draw the wires slightly towards each other and create a desired shape to your interlocking coiled knot.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 19
Once you have added all of your beads, trim off the remaining weaving wires and tuck in any sharp ends.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 20
Position the bail step pliers above the last bead and curve one of the base wires around to form a loop.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 21
Trim the base wire leaving a few millimeters to create a swirl with round nose pliers.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 22
Do the same on the other side of the bangle so that the swirls are matching.
Pro Tip: When creating your swirls, doing each of these steps to both sides of the bangle, will help you create symmetry.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 23
Position the bail step pliers above the swirl and bring the base wire around the bail step pliers to the other side.
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Step 24
Create another loop with the base wire.
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Step 25
Repeat this on the other side of the bangle.
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Step 26
Use round nose pliers to create a swirl at each end of the bangle.
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Step 27
Using a small length of 0.4mm/26 gauge weaving wire, bind together both swirls at each end of the bangle to secure them together.
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Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Step 28
Trim off any excess 0.4mm/26 gauge wire and tuck into the outside of the bangle to prevent any sharp edges. .
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Step 29
The bangle can now be shaped using a bracelet mandrel, something cylindrical or your fingers, by applying gentle pressure to the center of the bangle at the coil and gradually bending the ends around towards each other.
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle
Natalie Patten's Interlocking Coil Bangle - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, interlocking coiled bangle