Thursday, 26 April 2012

Memory Wire Bracelet

Afternoon Everyone!

Glass Pearl Bracelet

I LOVE beading! So, I thought that I would share how to create some accessories.  Today I am going to show you how to make a bracelet using memory wire.  Memory wire is great to use when making bracelets for friends as it is one size fits all.  It comes in rings (like a spring) and you just cut off the amount that you need. 


First of all you will need a few things:


Making a memory wire bracelet is easy. Just follow these 4 easy steps:


1. Cut off 4 coils from the memory wire.  A memory wire bracelet is usually 3 coils long but as the wire will stretch out under the weight of the beads it is best to cut off 4 coils.  More is better than less!

2. Using the round nose pliers roll the wire so that it forms a loop.  It is easier to roll into the curve of the wire than out.

3. Thread on the beads in any order that you desire: randomally or in a pattern.

4. Trim off the excess memory wire 1cm away from the last bead.  Roll the wire around the round nose pliers as you did in step 2.

NOW YOU'RE DONE!

For something extra you could add some beads onto the loops using a head pin.  I will be covering how to do this next.

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