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Chunky bracelet

I’ve been working on a getting more jewelry together and I thought I’d share what I’ve done.

P1000929 This bracelet was a little difficult to make and it looks a little too rustic to sell, but I love the way it turned out for myself, and I have a lot of pinks and browns in my closet. Here’s how I put it together.

P1000908 I measured out ‘paddle wire’ and cut 17 pieces; each eight-and-half inches long.

P1000922 I rounded each piece on one end to keep the beads in place. This end needs to be fairly small. You’ll see why later.

P1000923 I used various seed beads and glass beads to make the strands. Once I have all of the strands done I lay them out to see how I want to put the bracelet together.

P1000925 Yay, they’re all done and now it needs to be put together. This is where it gets really tricky. To put the ends together I took a smaller piece of wire, make a small loop, then one seed bead goes on, then a completed wire, then another seed bead goes on, and it continues until finally one last seed bead and the final small loop to close it all off. Then, once I have the ends together I braid three pieces of wire on the bracelet in sections to help keep everything together and tightly in place, otherwise it’s just too floppy.

P1000927 When I’ve finished braiding the wire I wrap it up, cut it close and then tuck it under in between the beads. (I don’t want any wires poking out anywhere.)

P1000929 The wire is pliable so it just wraps around my wrist. Yes…it’s very time consuming and I do believe it would look less rustic using memory wire (I didn’t have any but will try to make one with that next).

 

Happy making~Bam

 

 

 

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I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

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