Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing. I made this quick and easy bracelet with a few crystals, a wire jig and wire.
Sparkle Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Loops, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I made this quick and easy bracelet with a few crystals, a wire jig and wire. Using a wire jig may seem intimidating at first but it's easy to catch on and the shapes are endless. You can also shape wire using your pliers pretty easily. Your choice! I called this project Sparkle Bracelet based on a fun picture I took of my pup, Sparkle in a field of purple flowers.

Materials

20 Gauge Round Purple Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-J20-30FT
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  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster 8mm - Pack of 2
K3-136
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.37
  • Gold Club Price: $1.78
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20 Gauge Round Green Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-E20-30FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.80
  • Gold Club Price: $4.35
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6mm Amethyst 5328 Bi-Cone Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-55B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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8mm Emerald 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Bead - Pack of 6
A13-10A
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  • Price: $4.57
  • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.55mm - Pack of 25
S11-14
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  • Price: $1.80
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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
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Instructions
Step 1
Create six purple wire links using a jig. Set up the jig using 3 small pegs and a large peg as shown in image #1.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 2
Cut six pieces of 7" wire and starting at peg 1 (the peg to the bottom left), wrap wire around peg 1 as shown in the picture with the working wire heading up towards peg 2.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 3
Wrap wire over peg 2 as shown in the picture, pulling the wire tightly.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 4
Wrap wire around peg 2 and over top of peg 3 (the larger peg) as shown in the picture, pulling the wire tightly.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 5
Wrap wire around the peg 3 as shown in the picture, pulling the wire tightly.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 6
Wrap wire over peg 4 as shown in picture, pulling the wire tightly.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 7
Wrap wire around peg 4 and over the top of peg 1 as shown in picture, pulling the wire tightly.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 8
Cut the wire edges with a flush cutter. Use your fingers or round nose pliers to tuck the edges in so all wire circles are completely closed and there are no gaps.
Pro Tip: You can also work harden the links using an anvil and hammer. Since this bracelet is very light, I didn't need to work harden the links.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 9
Cut four pieces of green wire 2" long and three pieces of purple wire 2" long. Make four connectors by adding a simple loop on each end of the green wire and round crystals. Make three connectors by adding a simple loop on each end of the purple wire and bicone crystals.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet
Step 10
Create 8 crystal links. Attach each link to a connector alternating the size crystal. Finish off by attaching a lobster clasp to one end of the bracelet using a jump ring and add a jump ring to the other end of the bracelet.
Kristal Wick's Sparkle Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Texturing, sparkle bracelet