Retired - Wire Wrapped Tila Bead Cuff Bracelet

PROJECT B1000
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Shimmering purple and white tila beads adorn free form brass wire wrapped around a brass cuff in this pretty bracelet.
Instructions
  1. Cut two 3' lengths of 22 gauge half round brass wire.
  2. Begin by wrapping your first piece of wire around the end of the cuff bracelet once, with the flat side of the wire against the bracelet. Using a pair of chain nosed pliers, twist the end of the wire around the first loop of wire on the inside of the bracelet. Be sure that the end of the wire is tucked towards the bracelet so that the surface stays smooth.
  3. Wrap the wire around the bracelet in a free form fashion, angling back and forth and intersecting, adding white and purple tila beads here and there. Remember to bring the wire around and go through the second hole of the bead as well. See photo for placement of beads.
  4. Occasionally as you wrap, to hold the wire in place a little better, wrap the wire around one of the previous loops where they intersect. Use chain nose pliers to pull this tight and flatten the loop out.
  5. Be sure to keep all of the wire wrapping tight, bending the wire along the edges of the bracelet to keep the wire stable and tidy looking. If your wire gets bent up and you want to smooth it back out, slide it between the nylon jaw pliers a few times.
  6. When you get close to the end of your first piece of wire, bring the wire to the inside of the bracelet and twist the end around a previous loop with chain nose pliers to secure. Trim the end using flush cutters and make sure that the end of the wire is tucked towards the bracelet using chain nose pliers.
  7. Attach the second piece of wire the same way that you attached the first. Continue as with the first piece until you reach the end of the bracelet. Secure and trim the second piece of wire as you did the first piece.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DBT-037 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Crystal Frosted Mist' 6.8 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DBT-256 - Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Translucent Smokey Amethyst AB' 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • JB-2567 - Solid Brass Domed Cuff Bracelet Base 28.5mm Wide (1 Piece)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4563 - Brass Half Round German Style Craft Wire 22 Gauge/.025IN 5M
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Ingredients DBT-037, DBT-256, JB-2567, WCR-4563,

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.
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Crystal Frosted Mist' 6.8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: DBT-037
Miyuki Tila 2 Hole Square Beads 5mm 'Translucent Smokey Amethyst AB' 7.2 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.94 / Package | SKU: DBT-256
Solid Brass Domed Cuff Bracelet Base 28.5mm Wide (1 Piece)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: JB-2567
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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