Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff, Wire Weaving. Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This pattern makes one cuff bracelet in brass colored wire, to form a braid 8 inches around.

Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff

by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Weaving
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This pattern makes one cuff bracelet in brass colored wire, to form a braid 8 inches around. You may need more or less wire depending on size ranges.
I used a 3/16 inch dowel rod to make the end caps for the cuff.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Gold Tone Brass Craft Wire - 30 ft
H18-C20-30FT
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Scotch 0.94 Inch Painters Tape for Taping Wires Together
G13-5
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Super New Glue
GLU-100.01
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Tools

Oval Wood Bracelet Mandrel - Pack of 1
G7-60
  • G7-60
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EUROnomic 2K Pliers, Round Nose, 4-3/4 Inches
PLR-380.10
  • PLR-380.10
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6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
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4 Inch Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-2
  • G10-2
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut nine pieces of 20-gauge wire into 12-inch lengths. Separate into groups of three. Straighten each piece of wire with the nylon jaw pliers, as needed.
Cut a piece of tape 1 1/2 inches. Lay three pieces of wire together about 1/4 inch from the end of the tape.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, tape three wires together
Step 2
Fold the end of the tape over the first group of three wires.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, tape the three pieces of wire together
Step 3
Arrange a second group of three wires close to the first set on the tape. Fold the tape over all of the wires.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, add three wires
Step 4
Arrange the last set of three wires close to the taped wires.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, add three wires
Step 5
Fold the remainder of the tape over the last three wires and secure.
Use the flat nose pliers to lay all the wire flat inside the tape.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, secure all nine wires
Step 6
Secure the taped wire into the clamp. Separate out each section of three pieces of wire, and begin to braid the wire keeping each section of three flat when weaving.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, secure the ends of the wires in the clamp
Step 7
When you have your cuff at your desired length, cut off any extra long wire. Taper the wires close to the center of the braid.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, cut the cuff wires to length
Step 8
Taper both ends of the wire in the cuff close to the middle of the braid. Shape the cuff around a bracelet mandrel.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, squeeze all the ends of the wire together
Step 9
Use the 3/16 size dowel to make the end caps for the cuff. Start to make each end cap coil off the spool of wire. When you have your desired length, leave about 1 inch extended from the coil.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, coil the wire around a dowel
Step 10
Use the end tip of the round nose pliers to make a tight spiral in the extended end of the wire. Then use the flat nose pliers to bend the coiled end into the top of the cap.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wire end caps
Step 11
Repeat with the second end cap.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, use the last inch of wire to make a coil
Step 12
Fit each cap over the ends of the wire. Trim wire as needed. Apply a small amount of glue to the cap to secure it to the cuff.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, use glue to attach the end caps to the bracelet
Step 13
Adjust as needed.
Nancy Chase's Rye Grass Braided Wire Cuff - , Wire Weaving, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, adjust the cuff around a mandrel