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Copper Wire Bead Bracelet


About this design:

This unique bracelet is all handformed with three different gauges of copper wire. A jade gemstone dangles from the end of the extension chain.
I wanted to do something different and I love working with copper, I love the different colors that you get when oxidized. I wanted to make my own wire beads.

Components:

16 gauge copper wire for jumprings and hook clasp,18 gauge for straight links, and 22 gauge for the wire bead balls. jade gemstone

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
First made some straight links about a inch long out of 18 gauge copper wire with an eye on each end.
Step 2:
Cut out some copper jumprings from 16 gauge copper wire. (I always cut out extra)
Make a hook clasp out of 16 gauge copper wire (I used a 2 1/2" piece of wire)
Step 3:
Now take a straight link and wrap one end of your 22 gauge copper wire around the link to hold it in place (I work off my spool). Now start wrapping the wire around the link till you get it the size you would like. Then cut and tuck end into the ball of wire. Continue until you get the number of copper wire beads that you would like.
Step 4:
Use a 22 gauge copper head pin and bead of your choice to make your wire wrapped bead to dangle on the end of chain.
Step 5:
Now connect the wire beads together by using your hand cut jumprings. Add the hook clasp to one end, and on the other you can add a few extra jumprings to make your extension chain. Now hang your wire wrapped bead to the end of chain.
Then I dipped the bracelet in liver of sulfur, then tossed in the tumbler for about 45 minutes.


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  1. AudreyCorrynne
    AudreyCorrynne says:

    This is beautifully done! Great job!! :)

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Great idea! And very well done!
    Thank you for the instructions!

  3. Mixed Kreations
    Mixed Kreations says:

    Thank you Audrey and Mary.

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