Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap. Spirals are a common shape found in nature.

Spiral Times Bracelet

by Nancy Chase
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Making Spirals
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Spirals are a common shape found in nature. Snail shells, sunflowers, storms, all have a common bond. Perhaps because of their prevalence in the natural world, and the spiritual attachment humans have to nature, we have a mysterious wonderment as to what they all mean. This double spiral pattern is a fun medallion to create. Made with wire spirals and African green glass beads fashioned at both ends with faux bead caps.
The bracelet measures 7.5 inches long.

Materials

18 Gauge Bright Copper Enameled Aluminum Wire - 200ft
H14-X18-200FT
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20 Gauge Round Brushed Silver Enameled Craft Wire - 40ft
H5-S20-40FT
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20 Gauge Round Silver Plated Rose Gold Copper Craft Wire - 25 ft
H17-S20-25FT
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24 Gauge Round Brushed Silver Enameled Craft Wire - 60ft
H5-S24-60FT
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24 Gauge Round Silver Plated Gold Copper Craft Wire - 60 ft
H17-P24-60FT
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Rose Gold Filled Jump Rings Open (.040) 18ga 6mm - Pack of 10
L11-18
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Gold Filled Jump Ring Closed 10mm 18ga - Pack of 2
J11-170
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Tools

Acculoop Precision Round Nose
PLR-741.00
  • PLR-741.00
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
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Premium Nylon Jaw Pliers
G2-35
  • G2-35
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Flat Nose Wire Pliers
G2-506
  • G2-506
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Instructions
Step 1:
Making the Spirals
Cut one length of 18 gauge round wire to 8 inches. Bend the length in half by placing the tips of the round nose pliers in the middle. Use the nylon jaw pliers pull the two wires straight.
Pro Tip: As you pull the wires up to straighten, hold the bend, and pull slightly out, and away from the center to counteract the curve of the wire from the spool.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - Making the Spirals, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, cut the wire to length
Step 2
Use nylon jaw pliers to press the wires together, so that they do not over lap each other.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, press the wires together
Step 3
Use the ends of the round nose pliers to curl the double end into a curve. This will start the beginning of the spiral.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, pinch the wires together
Step 4
Hold the hook end with the flat nose pliers to curl the double wire into a tight spiral shape until you are left with 1/2 inch of wire on the outside piece of wire.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, spiral the wires
Step 5
Curl the outside piece of wire into a link using the round nose pliers. Curl the remaining wire into a link opposite the first link. Cut off any remaining wire.

Make the remaining spirals that you will need to complete the design.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, create loops
Step 6:
Making the Spiral Bead Caps
Cut one length of wire into one 8 inch length piece for each bead used. The beads I used for this project are 8mm in diameter.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - Making the Spiral Bead Caps, Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, cut the wires to length
Step 7
Use the flat nose pliers to bend the wire at each end of the bead into a 90 degree angle.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, bend the wires on the sides of the beads
Step 8
Make a wire wrapped loop at one end. Continue to wrap the wire around the loop stem to make a mound of wire. Or, wrap the wire close together around the top of the bead to make a cap. Use the flat nose pliers to tuck in the end of the wire. Repeat this step for the other end of the bead.
You may wish to work both ends of the bead a few steps at a time. Securing the tension of each end of the loops first, then winding the wire around the tops to complete.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, make a wire wrapped loop
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, wrap the wire around itself to form a cap
Step 9
Repeat this process until you have all the beads capped for you bracelet.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, repeat for all the beads
Step 10
Gather the spirals and the beads together to design the pattern on your mat.

Open each jump ring to connect the spirals, and beads.
Nancy Chase's Spiral Times Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Spirals, Wire Spiral, Spiral Wire Wrap, lay out the bracelet to assemble
Step 11
Connect the bracelet to the clasp. Open one jump ring to attach to each end of the bracelet, and clasp end. Adjust and secure the wires as needed.