Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This wire wrapped bangle uses a figure 8 basket weave pattern with alternating gold beads and Swarovski crystals.
- Prepare your spool of 26g wire, by stringing on 1 gold bead, 1 crystal and repeat that pattern until you have 41 gold beads and 40 crystals. You will start and finish with gold beads. Set this spool aside.
- Cut off two lengths of 16g wire, 15 inches each.
- Take your round nose pliers and make a wire loop at one end of each wire.
- Hold the two wire in front of you with each loop facing away from each other. Please see photo for reference.
- Take the 26g wire and you will be making a wire wrapped basket weave figure 8 around the two 16g wires. Begin by wrapping the 26g wire 3 times around one 16g wire. Cross over and continue the figure 8 wrap on the other 16g wire three times.
- Once you have three wraps and one bridge with the 26g wire, you will begin to add the beads.
- Slide down one gold bead, then figure 8 the wire across to the other 16g wire. Wrap three times, then slide down one crystal bead and figure 8 across to the other wire.
- Continue in this manner for the remainder of the beads.
- When you come to the final gold bead do one last weave to create a bridge without a bead to finish it off.
- Trim the 26g wire.
- Before making the final wire loops on the 16g wire you will need to bend the wire work around a mandrel or dowel to give it the size and shape you desire.
- The wire will be stiff but will still be delicate. Wrap it around your round mandrel in a coil. See photo for reference.
- Once you have your coil, make two wire loops on the 16g wire the same as the beginning side. Trim the wire.
- All done.
- BMB-5014 - 22K Gold Plated Square Rounded Beads 4mm (x100)
Project uses 41 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- SWC-0495 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Tanzanite
Project uses 40 pieces. You will need 4 packages.
- WCR-1632 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 16 Gauge Thick, 10 Foot Coil, Gold Color
Project uses 30 Inches. You will need 1 package.
- WCR-2632 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Gold Color
Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.
- XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
- XTL-9026 - Hard Wood Round Bracelet Sizing Bangle Mandrel Wire Wrapping Tool
- XTL-5488 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Round Nose Pliers
- XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
|Ingredients||BMB-5014, SWC-0495, WCR-1632, WCR-2632,|
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You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$9.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-5014
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: SWC-0495
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-2632
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