How to Make Wire Wrapped Bracelets

Wire wrapped jewelry is an easy way to create your own fashion statement. The perfect project for beginning wire jewelry makers is a wire wrap bracelet. It can be made as simple or as intricate as you desire. So, grab a few tools and get started on your own unique jewelry creations.

Things You'll Need

  • 14-gauge sterling silver dead soft wire
  • Long round needle nose pliers
  • Beads and spacers (need holes that fit 14-gauge wire)
  • Wire cutters
  • Silver clasp
  • Sterling silver 5mm jump rings

Instructions

    • 1

      Make your first link by holding the end of a piece of 14-gauge wire with your needle nose pliers. The very first loop will also be part of the clasp of your wire wrap bracelet, so make a slightly larger loop than you will make for the others. Make sure that you have at least 1/4 inch of extra wire at the end of the loop to use for wrapping. Wrap the wire around the pliers at the desired thickness.

    • 2

      Wrap the extra wire around the long portion of wire to create a "hang-man's noose." Add any beads, spacers or ornaments you like, making the link as long or as short as you like. When you are ready to finish, make a slightly smaller loop, leaving enough room between the final bead and the base of the loop to wrap wire and create another hang-man's noose. Wrap the end portion and snip the wire with wire cutters.

    • 3

      Begin the next link in the same fashion, matching the loop size to the smallest loop of the first link. Before wrapping the first "hang-man's noose," slip the wire through the smaller loop of the first link.

    • 4

      Continue creating links until you have reached the bracelet's length. Before completing the final "hang-man's noose," slip the loop of the clasp into the final loop. Wrap some wire around the end portion of the final link, snip the wire and your bracelet is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • As an alternative to connecting your bracelet's links as you make your wire wrap bracelet, you can create a number of completed links and connect them with jump rings.
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