Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet, Metalwork. Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing. What a satisfying project! Easy and quick you can whip these up in minutes.
Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet
by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Oxidizing / Antiquing, Texturing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
What a satisfying project! Easy and quick you can whip these up in minutes. I used six 5/8" and six ¬Ĺ" washers but any size will due. Copper washers are the easiest to texture but you could also make this bracelet without any texture if desired. The finished length on this bracelet is 8.5" which can be shortened or lengthened by adding or subtracting washers.

Materials

14 Gauge Round Amber Enameled Craft Wire - 10 ft
H5-M14-10FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.52
  • Gold Club Price: $4.89
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Sterling Silver Oval Lobster Clasp (Gun Metal) 11 mm - Pack of 1
K3-139
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.87
  • Gold Club Price: $1.40
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 3/4 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.98
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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Wubbers Large Bail Making Pliers
G2-1303
  • G2-1303
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $27.97
  • Gold Club Price: $20.98
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Texturing Hammer with 9 Faces
HAM-470.00
  • HAM-470.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $47.00
  • Gold Club Price: $35.25
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Steel Block--Deluxe Hardened Steel
DAP-525.50
  • DAP-525.50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $18.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.23
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.96
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Instructions
Step 1
Flush cut eleven 2.25" pieces of wire. Place the wire into the large bail making pliers and wrap the end around the smaller jaw.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing,  Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 2
Repeat Step 1 for the other end of the wire, wrapping it in the opposite direction to form a figure-8 link. Try to close up all gaps when creating these links. You may have to tweak a few wire edges to fit perfectly.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 3
I stacked two different size washers for each link. Using a texture hammer and anvil, hammer the front of each washer until you are pleased with the texture. Patina each washer using liver of Sulphur or my cheater patina method: https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Cheater-Patina_488.html
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 4
Open one side of the figure-8 link and insert both a large and small washer. Close link. Add another figure-8 link. Close link.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 5
Repeat step 4 with the other side of the figure-8 link. Add another washer set to the other end of the figure-8 link. Repeat for all 6 washer sets.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 6
Using a tiny dab of glue, adhere 2 blue crystal flatbacks per small washer. Let fully cure for 24 hours.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet
Step 7
Add a single figure-8 link to each end of the bracelet sliding a lobster clasp onto one of the links and close.
Kristal Wick's Winter Sunset Boho Bracelet - , Metalwork, Oxidizing Wire, Oxidizing, Antiquing Wire, Antiquing, Texturing, Winter sunset boho bracelet