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About this design:

Still playing around with the memory wire. I was looking at some jewelry that had long sections of hand made coiled wire and thought what a great idea. But I'm not too swift with that technique and always wind up with gaps in the coil.

However, I found an excellent substitute... fine coiled wire bracelets that seem to always be so popular with the tweens. Got a package of bracelets, snipped the coils open, picked out beads that would work with each color and threaded them it on the memory wire with the colored coil on the center wire.

This would be a fun project for kids to make. The only help they would need is cutting the wire and doing the curls on each end of the memory wire. Wish I had known about this idea when I did a workshop with the Girl Scouts..

If any of you want to make bracelets in this design with kids please do and post pictures of the results. :)

Components:

seed beads, coiled wire bracelets, memory wire

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  1. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Great idea, the tweens would love these.They could make for friends and wear a bunch together. Aesome.Love the colors! :D

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are so great! I’m a huge fan of the “deconstructing then reconstructing” method. I love this!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them all, perfect for summer :D

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What a cool idea! They are super cute!

  5. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I make the coils with a ‘Wire Coiler Gizmo’ or Gizmo Wire Coiler’ – I forget which, but they are only $10 at FireMountain Gems, Amazon.com, Several places. You clamp it to your table (just like the old food grinders) and ‘crank’ away.

    There is a VERY easy-to-follow video on FMG. Just scroll down the left hand side of the main page ’til you see ‘tutorials & videos’; then type in ‘wire coil gizmo’. Or if not a place to type then just look for it. I forget how to find it; haven’t been on the site in awhile; been too busy here – LOL

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