Abby Hook's Squares Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. This lesson teaches you how to make a contemporary bracelet, using six square sections, which are connected together so that the bracelet remains flexible.
Squares Bracelet
by Abby Hook
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
This lesson teaches you how to make a contemporary bracelet, using six square sections, which are connected together so that the bracelet remains flexible. The simple design creates a stylish piece that is very comfortable to wear.

Materials

18 Gauge Half Round Dead Soft 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-18HRD
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 14.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $11.55
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26 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-26D
  • Lesson Quantity: 29.00 inches
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 21.00 feet
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Sterling Silver Figure 8 Lobster 7x12.5mm - Pack of 1
K3-91
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6.5mm flat square stone
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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6 Inch Heavy Duty Flat Nose Pliers with Narrow Jaws
G2-96
  • G2-96
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C.H.P Milano Angled Flush Cutter, 5-1/4 Inches
PLR-489.00
  • PLR-489.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Cut a piece of 18 gauge wire 9" long.
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Step 2
Measure 2" from the end of the wire and make a 90 degree bend, using the flat nose pliers.
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Step 3
Measure ¾" from the first bend and make another 90 degree bend, forming an 'n' shape
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Step 4
Measure ¾" from the second bend and make a third 90 degree bend, you now have the first square.
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Step 5
At the point where the two wires cross, make another 90 degree bend.
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Step 6
Measure 1" from the last bend and make another 90 degree bend.
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Step 7
Measure 1" from the last bend and make another 90 degree bend.
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Step 8
Measure 1" from the last bend and make another 90 degree bend. Notice how this completes the second square.
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Step 9
Check the stone bead fits inside the inner square; there should be plenty of space. Set the stone aside.
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Step 10
Cut a piece of 28 gauge wire 10" long. Attach it to the right hand side of the frame, leaving a 1" tail (use this to hold the wire in place). Coil the 2 thick wires 3 times.
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Step 11
Continue to coil, pushing the coils tight together with your thumb nail every 4 - 6 turns, until you reach the next bend in the small square.Notice how the inner square sits inside the outer one.
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Step 12
Coil the thin wire to the outer thick wire 3 times to secure. Trim both tails of the thin wire and tuck in with the long nose pliers.
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Step 13
Turn the frame over. Cut a piece of 28 gauge wire 16" long. Attach this to the frame by coiling the 2 thick wires 3 times, leaving a 1" tail.
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Step 14
Keep coiling the 2 thick wires until you are half way along the inside square.
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Step 15
Attach the stone. Hold the stone inside the inner square and thread the thin wire through it.
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Step 16
Take the thin wire round the thick wire of the inner square and back through the bead. Pull the wire tight.
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Step 17
Keep coiling the 2 thick wires until you reach the next bend in the inner square.
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Step 18
Coil the outer thick wire 3 times, trim both tails of the thin wire and tuck in the ends with the long nose pliers. Notice how the bead is still able to turn.
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Step 19
Using the flat nose pliers make a 90 degree bend in the thick wire at the front, at the point the wires cross
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Step 20
Using the flat nose pliers, make another 90 degree bend, using the width of the nose of the pliers to measure the space.
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Step 21
Using the width of the end of the flat nose pliers to measure the gap make another 90 degree bend.
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Step 22
In the same way as before make the final bend to complete the square.
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Step 23
At the point where the wires cross, trim the thick wire, push the end against the frame with the long nose pliers.
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Step 24
Turn the square over and follow steps 19 to 23 to make a small square on this side.
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Step 25
Using the flat nose pliers, pinch the small squares against the bead. Notice how the stone is now held firmly in place.
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Step 26
Cut a piece of 28 gauge wire 15" long. Attach it to the right hand corner of the small square by coiling 3 times, leaving a 1" tail
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Step 27
Thread the thin wire behind the coiled thick wires and through the small square at the back, back round to the front and through to the back again.
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Step 28
Continue in this manner, pulling the thin wire tightly so that it 'locks' into the coiling on the thick wires.
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Step 29
Coil, enclosing the 2 outer wires from the small squares and the coiled thick wire, making sure that the thin wire 'locks' into the coils until you reach the point (approx 8 to 12 turns).

Pro Tip: Make sure you enclose the trimmed ends of the small squares.
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Step 30
Continue coiling over the point and down the other side of the square until you reach the corner (approx 8 - 12 turns).
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Step 31
Coil the small square 3 times to secure the wire. Trim both tails of the thin wire and tuck the ends in.
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Step 32
Follow steps 1 - 31 and make another 5 squares so that you have 6 in total. Lay them out as shown in the photo
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Step 33
Cut a piece of 20 gauge wire 7" long. Make a loop in the center.
Pro Tip: Wrap the wire around the handle of your pliers for the perfect sized loop
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Step 34
Twist the loop 180 degrees using the flat nose pliers.
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Step 35
Using the flat nose pliers make 2 right angle bends ½" from the loop on either side.
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Step 36
Hold the bent looped wire against one of the squares from the end of the line.
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Step 37
Using the round nose pliers make a loop at each bend.
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Step 38
Hook the loop onto the square, pull the loop so that the wire sits at the edge of the square.
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Step 39
Holding the loop wire in place against the square with the flat nose pliers, coil the 20 gauge wire back on itself and the thick wire of the square 3 times. Trim tail and tuck the end in.

Pro Tip: Do not pull too tightly, so that the loop is free to move.
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Step 40
Coil the other side to secure the loop in place.
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Step 41
Cut another piece of 20 gauge wire 7" long. Make a loop in the centre.
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Step 42
Thread the clasp onto the loop and twist the loop 180 degrees with the flat nose pliers to close.
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Step 43
Make two 90-degree bends in the wire ¼" from each side of the loop.
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Step 44
Using the round nose pliers make 2 loops, one at each bend.
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Step 45
Taking the square from the other end of the line, hook the loops onto it.
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Step 46
Coil the 20 gauge wire around itself and the thick wire of the square 3 times on both ends to secure. Trim the tails and tuck the ends in.
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Step 47
Now for the fun part where you begin to connect the bracelet together. Lay the squares out in the same way as shown in the picture. The squares will be connected in two ways.
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Step 48
The first way is a simple coil. Cut a piece of 26 gauge wire 3" long. Take the square with the clasp attached and the one next to it and coil the wire in the centre 5 times, leaving a 1" tail.
The trick is to pull the wire tightly enough so that it 'locks' into the coiled thick wires, but not so tight that the squares don't move. Also make sure the coils are neat and close together in the center.
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Step 49
Trim the ends and tuck in, flatten the coils slightly with the long nose pliers so that the wire 'locks' into the coiled wire on the squares, this will stop the 'hinge' from slipping.
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Step 50
This time you will attach the square with a longer coil. Cut a piece of 26 gauge wire 10 " long. Attach it to the 2 thick wires from the squares by leaving a 1" tail to hold onto and loop around both wires.
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Step 51
Coil 22 times keeping the coils close together. Do not pull the wire too tightly so that the squares can still move but so that they are held firmly together.
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Step 52
Trim the ends of the wire and tuck in with the long nose pliers. Notice how the squares can still move.
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Step 53
Repeat steps 48 to 52 until all the squares are connected together.
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Step 54
Check all the links are even and in line and all ends are properly tucked in. You are finished!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
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