Kristal Wick's Purple Paradise Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Forging, Forging Jewelry, Jewelry Forging, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. This project is quite addicting! You've been warned.
Purple Paradise Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Forging, Oxidizing / Antiquing, Texturing, Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This project is quite addicting! You've been warned. Once you learn the technique, the possibilities are endless. Create a series of these links for a necklace, or a couple for matching earrings. They are delightful to make!

Materials

16 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire - 1LB
H11-16D-1LB
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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24 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire - 1LB
H11-24D-1LB
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.00
  • Gold Club Price: $15.75
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6mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-88B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Sterling Silver Chain (Rose) Textured Oval Cable 3.5x4 mm - 10 Feet
C8-137U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $58.00
  • Gold Club Price: $43.50
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (Oxidized 20ga .030") 5mm - Pack of 10
K11-42
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.40
  • Gold Club Price: $1.80
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Sterling Silver Spring Ring Closed (Gun Metal) 6mm - Pack of 10
K3-195
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.87
  • Gold Club Price: $2.90
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Flat Nose Nylon Flat Jaw With Spring
PLR-831.00
  • PLR-831.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.80
  • Gold Club Price: $10.35
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CLEAR SAFETY GLASSES
GLS-120.40
  • GLS-120.40
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.95
  • Gold Club Price: $3.71
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Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers
G2-1303
  • G2-1303
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.97
  • Gold Club Price: $20.98
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Steel Bench Block 4x4 Inch - Pack of 1
G17-10
  • G17-10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.95
  • Gold Club Price: $16.46
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Wubbers Artisan's Mark 4 Pc Texture Hammer Set
HAM-6100
  • HAM-6100
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $99.95
  • Gold Club Price: $74.96
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Adjustable Headband Magnifier with Light
G6-7
  • G6-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $33.95
  • Gold Club Price: $25.46
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Instructions
Step 1
Working directly from the wire spool, straighten the wire using the nylon jaw pliers if necessary. Wrap the 16g wire end around the larger Wubbers (Large) plier jaw until you make a complete circle. Remove from bail, and cut from the spool leaving an inch or so.
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Step 2
Place the flat nose pliers where the wire ends meet and bend to center the loop above the stem. Create 2 pieces.
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Step 3
Hammer the pieces using a texture hammer and block.
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Step 4
Cut the stem at ¬Ĺ inch.
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Step 5
Place one stem inside the other loop and position as seen in the image.
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Step 6
Using the tip of a round nose pliers, make a small loop at the stem end.
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Step 7
Using the flat nose pliers, flatten the loop over the circle.
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Step 8
This creates the base of the link. Close up the circles if needed using the flat nose pliers.
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Step 9
Cut 10" of 24 gauge wire, straighten the wire using the nylon jaw pliers if necessary and wrap it around the middle of the 2 circles leaving a 2.5" tail.
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Step 10
Wrap the wire around this spot 2-3 times.
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Step 11
Slide the bead onto the wire.
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Step 12
Wrap the wire tail around the opposite side of the link 2-3 times.
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Step 13
Wrap the wire end around the tip of the round nose pliers twice forming 2 identical loops.
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Step 14
Wrap the loop neck 3-4 times to make a wrapped loop.
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Step 15
Repeat Steps 13 and 14 for the other side of the link.
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Step 16
This completes the link.
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Step 17
You can patina the link as this point if desired.
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Step 18
Cut 2 pieces of chain to your desired length. Attach the link ends to the chain ends using jump rings. (You can decide if you want to make this a necklace or bracelet by creating more links if desired for a necklace.)
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Step 19
Attach the clasp to the other chain end using a jump ring.
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