Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. As a quilt maker I use a variety of knots in my work.
Reef Knot Cuff
by Lindi Schneck
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
As a quilt maker I use a variety of knots in my work. A square knot popped out one day and asked to be made into a unisex bracelet. (Research found that this is also known as a 'reef' knot, thus the title of this pattern.) Although shown using sterling silver, this bracelet would be stunning if created using a gold/silver combination.
Special Instructions: Formula: Wrist + 1 inches

Materials

16 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-16D
  • Lesson Quantity: 18.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $28.41
  • Gold Club Price: $21.31
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20 Gauge Half Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20HRH
  • Lesson Quantity: 5.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.53
  • Gold Club Price: $1.15
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Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • 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 Plier
G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.96
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Steel Bracelet Mandrels - Round
MAN-216.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $37.97
  • Gold Club Price: $28.48
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6 1/2 Inch Bail Making Pliers
G2-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.78
  • Gold Club Price: $9.58
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Tools

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Instructions
Step 1
Using the formula, straighten, measure, and cut two pieces of Formula length 16-gauge wire and then mark the middle of each piece.
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 2
Use the middle mark to center the mark on the large barrel of the Double Barrel Bail Pliers, or Regular sharpie marking pen, and bend the wire, forming a C. Repeat on the other Formula length wire.
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 3
Measure down 1-inch from the top of each C, on each side, and mark. With flat nosed pliers at these marks, gently pull the wires together, making a slight bend in the wires at the marks. Reshape the C if needed and trim the legs so they are the same length. Repeat on other C wire.
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Step 4
Use round-nose pliers to form a centered loop at both ends of each C wire, rolling each end in toward the other. Repeat on other C wire.
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Step 5
On each C segment, place one loop on top of the other and tape. Measure 1/2-inch up from each loop and mark. Repeat on other C wire.
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Step 6
Use 20g half-round wire to begin wrapping the wires together; working from the 1/2-inch marks down toward the double loops. End by tucking the end of the wrap wire into the loops. Repeat on other C wire.
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Step 7
Begin shaping each C component around a found item or mandrel until almost a semi-half-moon shape. Insert the looped end of one C component into the front of the other C component and the other looped end into the back of C. Gently pull on the looped ends until the C shapes form a loose 'reef' knot.
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Lindi Schneck's Reef Knot Cuff - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 8
Finish forming the cuff bracelet on your favorite found item or bracelet mandrel.
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