Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. This fun project is a breeze to make once you master the technique and get in the zone.
Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This fun project is a breeze to make once you master the technique and get in the zone. You could crank them out in many different color combos for all your pals! I chose 2 different wire colors to really highlight the contrast between them and add more color depth to the piece. It's a great effect to use and easily bump your design up another level. I used 18 gauge wire for the base wire links but this project would work well with 20 gauge wire too.

Materials

18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Red Brass Wire
H3-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.79
  • Gold Club Price: $0.59
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20 Gauge Round Vintage Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-N20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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Rose Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 6mm - Pack of 10
L11-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.92
  • Gold Club Price: $2.94
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Gold Filled Lobster w/ Ring 14x5mm - Pack of 1
J3-78
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.74
  • Gold Club Price: $4.31
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6mm Light Sapphire 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-129B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.035) 19ga. (OD) 8mm (ID) 6.2mm - Pack of 25
J11-180
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.30
  • Gold Club Price: $15.98
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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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5 1/2 Inch Nylon Flat Jaw Pliers with Replacement Jaws
G2-1
  • G2-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Wubbers Small Bail Making Pliers
G2-1301
  • G2-1301
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut 6 lengths of 18 gauge wire 4" and straighten the pieces. This will be your base wire. Bend at 1 ¼ inches.
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Step 2
Using the Wubbers pliers smallest jaw, place at bend and wrap wire over the top of the jaw and around it creating a loop.

Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 3
Grip the loop with the chain nose pliers and wrap the short wire around the long wire 2 times. Do this with all 6 pieces.
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Step 4
Working from the spool, wrap the 28 gauge wire around the base wire starting in the middle of the long wire.
Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 5
Squeeze the coil together towards the loop so the wire is wrapped tightly around the base wire. Keep wrapping and squeezing until the coil is ½ inch long.

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Step 6
Cut the beginning and end tail close to the wire and using the chain nose pliers squeeze and rotate around so it's tightly wrapped with no pokey ends.

Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 7
Push coil down to end of wire and wrap the 18 gauge wire around once over coil end and trim excess wire. Squeeze down the pokey end.
Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 8
Bend the wire at end of coil.
Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 9
Using the Wubbers smallest jaw, place at bend and wrap wire over the top and around the jaw creating a loop as you previously did in Steps 2 and 3.

Kristal Wick's Rockie Mountain Magic Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, rocky mountain magic bracelet
Step 10
Wrap wire around base 3 times, cut excess wire and using chain nose pliers squeeze and rotate around so it's tightly wrapped with no pokey end. Make 5 more so you have 6 links total.
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Step 11
Cut four 3" pieces of 20 gauge wire. Make bend at 1.5". Follow steps 2-3 and slide crystal onto wire before making your second wrapped loop. Make four crystal loops total.
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Step 12
Attach 2 wrapped links and 1 crystal link using a jump ring, close the loop.
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Step 13
Repeat until all links are attached and add a lobster clasp using a jump ring on one bracelet end. Attach a jump ring to the other end and you'll end up with a 7.5" bracelet.
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