Retired - Shore Leave Bracelet

PROJECT B1143
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
This nautical bracelet features cup chain in white and blue wrapped around flat memory wire with a tiny anchor charm.
Instructions
These instructions will make a wrap bracelet that wraps around about four and a half times. If you would like to adjust the length of your bracelet, simply use a different length of cup chain when you start.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Wire Wrap Cup Chain onto Flat Memory Wire. This video will demonstrate the technique used in this project.
  2. Cut each of your chain pieces to 18 inches.
  3. Cut a length of 26 gauge wire that you are comfortable working with. You can always add more wire to your project if you run out by just wrapping a couple of tight loops between chain links, trimming, and wrapping on a new piece.
  4. Use a pair of round nose pliers to make a loop at one end of your memory wire. Starting right after this loop, wrap your 26 gauge wire a few times around the memory wire tightly.
  5. Place a dab of Super New Glue right next to your wire wraps and press the end of the white cup chain into place. This will help hold the chain in place while you get started.
  6. Begin to wrap the white cup chain onto the memory wire as demonstrated in the video. Continue until the whole piece of white chain has been wrapped onto the memory wire.
  7. Wrap your wire a few times around the memory wire tightly just after the last link of chain.
  8. Place a dab of Super New Glue right next to your wire wraps and press the end of the blue cup chain into place. This will help hold the chain in place while you get started.
  9. Begin to wrap the blue cup chain onto the memory wire as demonstrated in the video. Continue until the whole piece of blue chain has been wrapped onto the memory wire.
  10. Wrap your wire a few times around the memory wire tightly just after the last link of chain.
  11. Cut your memory wire about 1/4" from your last wraps and use round nose pliers to roll the end back into a loop.
  12. Open out the last loop slightly and slide on a gold plated anchor charm. Close the end loop back up.
  13. Make sure that all of your wire ends are tucked down and not sharp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WXM-071 - Beadalon Gold Plated Flat Bracelet Memory Wire 2.25 Inch Loops (12 Coils)
    Project uses 3 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-10140 -
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHA-10142 -
    Project uses 18 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • WCR-2633 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-3804 - 14K Gold Filled Lightweight Nautical Anchor Charm 11mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1059 - Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5612 - Beadalon Memory Wire Shears Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients WXM-071, CHA-10140, CHA-10142, WCR-2633, PND-3804, XTL-1059,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadalon Gold Plated Flat Bracelet Memory Wire 2.25 Inch Loops (12 Coils)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: WXM-071
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: WCR-2633
14K Gold Filled Charm, Nautical Anchor with Jump Ring 11mm, 1 Piece
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: PND-3804
Eurotool Super New Glue - Heavy Duty Adhesive - 3 Gram Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-1059
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadalon Memory Wire Shears Cutting Pliers -Strong & Easy
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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