Learn to make your own jewelry! Simple wire wrapped bangles bracelets from jewelry wire with this easy wrapping technique using jewelry pliers. Perfect to make as a gift! For more DIY fashion see my Jewelry page.
This summer we took a quick trip to beautiful Asheville, NC. My son goes to college there and we go a couple of times a year. We love the beer breweries and vibe of this quirky mountain town.
On this trip, we did the Biltmore Estate Tour. It is such an amazing home. It is huge, it’s hard to believe the family lived there up until the late 1950s. It was then turned into an attraction. The home is North Carolina’s most-visited tourist attraction and the largest privately owned home in the nation. If you are ever in the Asheville area this mansion is the one to see!
After touring the sprawling home and garden, we ate ice cream from the Biltmore dairy and meandered through the fun gift shops. The shops are full of the victorian era goodies, including jewelry, clothing, hats, and toys.
That’s where I spotted some cute wire wrapped bangles. It was love a first site. I knew I had to make some!
These bangles are super easy to make. The original ones I saw that day were silver with gold wrap accents. I used a pretty light copper wire that actually looks like light gold. I used a more yellow tone gold wire as the accent. Let’s go make some bracelets!
DIY Wire Wrapped Bangles
- 16 gauge copper jewelry wire
- 20 gauge gold jewelry wire
- Jewelry Pliers, wire cutter, flat nose pliers
- Small wood dowel rod for shaping
NOTE: If I were making this again I would use a heavier gauge wire for the base. I found the 16 gauge would become misshapen after wearing a few times.
Cut a 8-9 inch piece of 16 gauge wire. Do not stretch the wire out straight. Try to keep the oval look of the bangle in tact. The less bends in the wire you make the better the bracelets will look.
Bend one end at a sharp angle.
Wrap the area behind the end around a small wood dowel to get a perfect circle shape.
Bring the end around to the base and wrap tightly with a 1.5 inch piece of 20 gauge gold wire.
Trim the end and tuck it under.
Smooth and curve the bangle to fit around your wrist. Bend a 1/4 inch of wire outwards and down on the open end. Clip the end through the circle and that’s it!
I love the dainty look of the thin copper. I made a few of these and stack them with my Stone Beaded Bracelets. These cute bracelets would make great gifts too!
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