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Making A Cuff...1,2,3!


About this design:

For everyone who wanted intructions...

Components:

Copper wire 12 gauge, 28 gauge, 20 gauge flat nose, round nose pliers & wire cutters, tape measure assorted stones

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Tools
Step 2:
uncoil wire
Step 3:
Measure length. I measure about 8 inches. some of you w smaller wrists may measure 7 1/2
Remember will shorten once ends are coiled
Step 4:
use flat pliers to bend wire
Step 5:
allow 1 to 2 inches wire for bracelet end, and bend again.
Step 6:
cut wire
Step 7:
curl in ends w/ round nose pliers
Step 8:
looks like this
Step 9:
basic shape- I find a soda can is great for basic forming
Step 10:
continue to shape w/ fingers, using flat nose pliers as necessary
Step 11:
begin to add beads to 28 gauge wire- have fun! Remember to connect occassionally to strenghten weave
Step 12:
continue to add beads, adding wire as needed
Step 13:
Ta-Dah!!!!!!!


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  1. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I just posted ( i think) the instructions…. if anyone has other questions, let me know & I will try to help

    Also, I forgot to list stones- I used white prearls, Sodalite/Lapis mix, blue quartz, goldstone, & blue pearls.

  2. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Very cool Lorrie, thanks for sharing!

  3. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thank you Lorrie for sharing your instructions!!!
    Love the colors on this cuff, they are gorgeous!!

  4. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Thank you Lorrie! I cannot wait to try to make one. These are so cool! I really appreciate you sharing your instructions and including photos!!!! You are awesome!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Thank you Lorrie, the instructions are great and with the step by step photos it’s easy to understand, thanks again for sharing with us!

  6. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    That’s a beautiful cuff. I love the different tones of blue.

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lorrie, this is beautiful! Thank you for the instructions! ;)

  8. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Awesome! I have to try this.

  9. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thank you so much for the tut!!! Hope I will find time to make one :) very nice bracelet.

  10. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Thanks for the tut Lorrie, it was done very well and I love this gorgeous new one you made!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I love this cuff, Lorrie, and your instructions are fabulous! I think I might actually be able to try one of these, thanks to you!!! :D

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Lorrie, hi. Your instructions and pics were great!! Nice job … we’re all going to have to try to make some of these now!! SLS

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    One of the nicest things about making jewelry is that 10 people will all make something different from the same beads or designs. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone’s designs!

  14. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thanks Lorrie! You make it look so easy! I may have to try one myself!

  15. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    :D Everyone is having a great time making these! I would love to see your version Tara!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Now I feel bad – I had a personal lesson,and mine’s not done yet. LOL

    BTW – great photos, Lorrie!

  17. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Jeanne, would you believe that Rhi took them using the Digital Macro setting you showed me.
    Oh, and you couldnt very well work on your cuff while you were away! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Looks like Rhi’s a lot steadier than either of us. And she has new job!

    I did manage to make Lu one of my copper wave bracelets Monday morning with the turquoise rounds I brought from. I felt bad for showing up empty handed. She loved it. On Tuesday she dug out her turq ring to wear with it. :)

  19. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Very Cool! Bet she loved it! I wore my crocheted bracelet again today! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Thanks for sharing Lorrie. Love the bracelets everyone is making great job to all of you and great instructions.

  22. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks Faith!

  23. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Please add to this instructions : I should say that I often work with a number of pieces of the 28 gauge to help prevent sagging, and I sometimes ‘loop’ around the previous wire for stability!

  24. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Thank you for your great instructions..and ALL your cuffs are gorgeous !!!

  25. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Wow! Beautiful, and thank you! Maybe now I can do a decent cuff, lol ;)

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lorrie, all your cuffs are so amazing — thanks for generously sharing your instructions with us! Very easy to follow and Rhi’s photos are terrific! :D

  27. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    sold

  28. W Carter
    W Carter says:

    Wonderful style and looks so much harder than it is. Thank you sooo much.

  29. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Hi Lorrie, love your cuff and thank you for the instructions. I’m trying to visualize the cuff on the wrist, with the wave and curves, Could you possibly post s on your wrist ? Hugs Dora

  30. Rhoda McCarty
    Rhoda McCarty says:

    So inspiring!

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