Kristal Wick's Mermaid Spiral Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. Here's a colorful take on a classic design.
Mermaid Spiral Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Here's a colorful take on a classic design. I made it with colored craft wire, which is coated copper wire, which is very easy to work with.

Materials

Sterling Silver Oval Lobster 11mm - Pack of 1
K3-132
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $2.97
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Baby Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-F20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.90
  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Pacific Blue Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-A20-25FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.90
  • Gold Club Price: $5.18
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20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
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  • Price: $24.95
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Economy Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-25
  • G2-25
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  • Price: $11.97
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 14 pieces of 6 inches of wire. I used 3 different colored 20 gauge wire for contrast. You could also create a monochromatic look using only one wire color.
Step 2
Slightly bend the middle of the wire.
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Step 3
Shape the middle of the wire over the Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers jaw and press. Straighten both sides of the wire.
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Step 4
Using the tip of your round-nose pliers, create a small circle.
Kristal Wick's Mermaid Spiral Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, mermaid spiral bracelet
Step 5
Using your nylon jaw pliers, tightly coil the wire to create a spiral stopping at ¬ĺ" from the top of the wire. Repeat for the other side.
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Step 6
Using the Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers, close the jaw around the straight portion of the wire making sure the jaw is butted up against the spiral. Close the jaw and press.
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Step 7
Repeat these steps making 14 links or as many as needed to fit your wrist. Connect the links by slipping each link through another link and pressing the wire tight. See the back of the bracelet for clarification.
Kristal Wick's Mermaid Spiral Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, mermaid spiral bracelet
Step 8
Add a jump ring and clasp to one end link and add a jump ring to the other end link.
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