Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet , Wire Weaving. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire. Heavy gauge copper wire serves as the frame for this woven bracelet.
Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet
by Oksana Truhan
  • Category: Weaving
  • Technique(s): Wrapping, Weaving
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Heavy gauge copper wire serves as the frame for this woven bracelet. Weave here and there for stability and to add beautiful accents. Then wire on a stunning stone bead for the icing on the cake!

Materials

14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $5.86
  • Gold Club Price: $4.40
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 8.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.71
  • Gold Club Price: $0.53
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28 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 10.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 10FT
  • Price: $1.02
  • Gold Club Price: $0.77
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Round, smooth copper beads 3mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
8mm x 12mm briolette
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Or a Focal bead of your choice
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Small Sprue Cutter, 6-1/4 Inches, Flush Cut
PLR-488.00
  • PLR-488.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.95
  • Gold Club Price: $18.71
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Mini Economy Double Horned Jewelers Anvil - Pack of 1
G17-1
  • G17-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $21.97
  • Gold Club Price: $16.48
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
  • Gold Club Price: $10.46
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Steel Oval Smooth Bracelet Mandrel
G7-20
  • G7-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $35.97
  • Gold Club Price: $26.98
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
  • 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
  • POL-695.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $6.38
  • Gold Club Price: $4.78
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Instructions
Step 1
Take the 24 ft (60 cm) of 14-gauge wire and bend a little at the end (see photo). Use a hammer to flatten it and smooth the end with a file. I am placing the stone just to check it. The stone will be in the center of the bracelet.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, hammer the end
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, file the end
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, checking the stone
Step 2
Now place the flattened end of the wire against the mandrel and start to wrap it around. We will make the left side of bracelet first. Don't make any straight lines, they must all be wavy. Double back the wire, making a long loop. Remember this will be a cuff, so there will be an opening in the back of the bracelet. Here I'm testing the stone placement again at the front of the bracelet.
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, wrap around the mandrel
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, make a long loop
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, testing the stone placement
Step 3
Repeat that on the other side of the bracelet. From here, you will meander the wire back and forth around the mandrel. Over lap the wires and create your own pattern for the frame.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, meander the wire
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, meander the wire
Step 4
Cut from the length of wire, leaving yourself another foot to work with. Swirl the wire back through the end loop and loop it around the frame in any way that pleases your eye!
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, loop the wire
Step 5
Create a spiral at the end of the bracelet. Hammer the end flat and file smooth. Then hook the spiral onto the bracelet frame.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, hammer flat
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, hook the spiral onto the frame
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, finished bracelet frame
Step 6
Now we will start weaving. We must connect all the different wires together for strength, but make it elegant. First string on the briolette onto the 28g wire and weave as shown on either side of the focal.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave on the briolette
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave
Step 7
Now we're going to add a piece of 18g wire to further strengthen the bracelet and to cross over the focal to secure it. Take a piece about 6 to 8 inches and wrap it over and around the bracelet like on photos below. Follow the curves of the heavier wire and let the 18g flow around the bracelet.
Spiral, hammer and smooth the ends of the 18g wire.
Fold the spirals into the bracelet.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, 18 gauge
Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, 18 gauge
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Step 8
Continue weaving with the 28g wire here and there around the bracelet base wires. I've added a metal bead occasionally, but that's optional. Make sure you weave a portion of each crossing wires to make the bracelet sturdy.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, weave
Step 9
Mix a liver of sulfur solution to oxidize the bracelet and make it look vintage. Rinse and dry, and polish the high spots.
Wash it with soap and cold water, and lacquer it, if you wish, to keep the shine.
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, liver of sulfur
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Oksana Truhan's Woven Amethyst Focal Bracelet  - , Wire Weaving, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Weaving, Wire Weaving, Weaving Wire, lacquer