I am super excited today to share with you my gold wire wrapped bangle bracelets I made this week! My father in-law gave me a Bourbon & Bowties Wire Wrapped Bracelet for a Christmas present and man, I am in love with it. These bracelets started trending last year, and I didn’t think much of them until I got one! I wear it everywhere, love, love, love it!
Well since I also love DIY jewelry, I just had to make some myself. So after closely inspecting the B & B one and searching the internet for the right way to make these so they do not fall apart, I figured out how they are made. Then off the craft store to find some beads.
Well to my surprise most craft stores do not sell gemstone beads, only glass and regular beads. So I found some beads I thought would look just as great as the gemstones. If you love the gemstones and only want gemstones, you could try specialty bead stores in your area. Let’s get started~
Note: There are a lot of steps to making these, but they really are easy to make. Once you’ve made one, you’ve got it down!
Stone Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelets
- 20 gauge beading wire
- 1-5 Beads or gemstones per bracelet
- Jewelry wire cutters
- Jewelry Bent Nose Pliers
- Jewelry Long Nose Pliers
- Bracelet mandrel sizer or object that is the same size as your wrist
After inspecting the B & B bracelet, I found that they make their bracelets a little different than the some of the videos I came across. I made some adjustments to mine so they would be sturdy and not come apart very easily.
One thing you will need to make this is a bracelet sizer or an object that will simulate your wrist size. I happened to have a Birch wood branch I use in my home decor that worked perfectly. You need to be able to wrap the wire around it, stretch it tight and mold it to the size of your object.
Here you can watch the video by Beadaholique. If you are a visual person, you may find it easier to watch how it is made. NOTE: I did mine a little different than the video to make my bracelets more secure and durable like the B & B one.
Let’s get started!
Single Bead Wire Bracelet
Wrap the other end of the wire coming out of the other side of the bead around the bracelet two times. NOTE: Make sure the other open end of the bracelet is under the bead and tucked in the under wires of the bracelet base.
Pinch the looped wires together on the underside of the bead so they are tight around the bead. Wrap the end of the wire around the bracelet base two times and cut the wire. Bend the cut the end it under the bracelet and tuck in the sharp ends so they will not snag your skin or fabric. And that’s it for the single bead bracelet!
Multiple Bead Wire Bracelet
Let’s break down the different things I did for my bracelets:
- Adding 5 loops of wire to make the base of the bracelet instead of 3 like the video above.
- Wrapping the wire around the bead 2-5 times.
- Using bent nosed pliers for tucking in the wires and pinching the looped wires around the beads.
- Adding 5 beads to a make a bracelet.
I love these bracelets!
I am going to wear them stacked together.
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