Make a Necklace out of Boho Bangles
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
In the Boho Bangles tutorial, I showed you how to cover simple metal bangles with ribbon and wire. Use those bracelets to make this fun necklace!
Instructions
The links for this fiber necklace are made just like the bangles shown in the tutorial regarding the use of colored wire (see https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_patterns_tutorials/Boho-Bangle_378.html)
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I purchased the rings for the necklace at a hobby store. I believe you may find what you want in the drapery/sewing section of a store since these are not split rings.
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I used ribbon that would fray to cover the rings. Some of this is Sari ribbon that I ordered long ago. A touch of glue helped hold the ribbon in place until I could wrap it with colored wire. Notice that the ends of the wires twist together inside the rings.

I made and used figure eight wire links in this piece and finished it with a handmade clasp. (https://www.wirejewelry.com/jewelry_making_tips_techniques/Perfecting-the-Figure-8-Link_439.html)

I adorned the center ring with extra ribbon using an overhand knot.
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Materials

20 Gauge Round Blue Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-C20-30FT
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20 Gauge Round Bronze Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-I20-30FT
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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20 Gauge Round Burgundy Enameled Craft Wire - 30 ft
H5-K20-30FT
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Wrapping