Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, . Inspired by a Japanese Maple tree's glorious fall red colors, I used 3 different colored crystals in this project but you could use a different color for each flower or use the same color for the whole thing.
Ruby Blooms Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Twisting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Inspired by a Japanese Maple tree's glorious fall red colors, I used 3 different colored crystals in this project but you could use a different color for each flower or use the same color for the whole thing. As in nature, I wanted to add some shading dimension thus the 3 different colors.

Materials

24 Gauge Round Antique Copper Enameled Craft Wire - 60 ft
H5-Q24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.60
  • Gold Club Price: $4.20
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4mm Siam 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-90D
  • Lesson Quantity: 13.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $4.10
  • Gold Club Price: $3.08
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4mm Peridot 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 12
A13-103
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.17
  • Gold Club Price: $2.38
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4mm Crystal Aurore Boreale 5000 Round Swarovski Beads - Pack of 12
A13-75
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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6mm Siam 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-90B
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
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Rose Gold Filled Oval Lobster 9mm - Pack of 1
L3-16
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  • Price: $2.36
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 5mm (ID) 3.9mm - Pack of 25
J11-176
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 pieces
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  • Price: $8.96
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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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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
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  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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  • Price: $14.95
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a 10" piece of wire and load six 4mm crystals onto the wire, sliding them toward the center of the wire forming a circle. Use nylon jaw pliers to straighten the wire if needed.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 2
Crisscross the wire and pull the top wire back and down half way between the crystals (between crystals 3 and 4). Pull other wire end straight.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 3
Slide a crystal onto the wire and pull straight, gently pushing the crystal into the center space.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 4
Push the wire end underneath between the 2 crystals. This locks the wire down functioning like a knot. Push the wire, do not pull it using your fingers. Use pliers for this step if needed.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 5
Once you've tightened the "knot" pull the wires straight up and make a wrapped loop on each end. I made messy wrapped loops for this project. Make 5 flowers.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 6
Create crystal connector links by making wrapped loops using the 6mm crystals. Make 4 of these links.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 7
Connect the crystal connector links to the flower links using jump rings. I made small red jump rings in the project. [You can find a tutorial on making your own jump rings in our video section.]
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet
Step 8
Finish off by attaching a lobster clasp to one bracelet end and a jump ring to the other bracelet end.
Kristal Wick's Ruby Blooms Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, , wire and crystal bracelet