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Cuff and Variations of Frames

About this design:

Here is a picture of a cuff whose frame is a variation of the original style I learned. The next photo is of a flat frame which is basically the original shape I learned to make. The others are just variations of frames and the last one is a partially beaded piece showing another variation. On this one the coils are in the center and the coils on the ends of the frame are made from separate pieces of wire that will be attached with the stringing wire as more beads are added. All of the different styles of frames are derived from the basic three wire shape with coiled ends.

Hopefully this will give you an idea of how versatile the cuff design is with just a few modifications in the wire frame.


copper wire, silver plated wire, glass, stone, pearl beads, twist ties

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    olive penguin says:

    Another wonderful cuff! Thanks for posting the different frames, it really helps me to understand how you make your beautiful cuffs. :D

  2. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thank you so much for posting all these pictures. I love your wirework and all your cuffs, etc.

  3. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I LOVE this!! Great colors and your wire work is awesome! I really have to try one similar…if it’s okay with you, LRC! :-D

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    wow! and thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Everyone. I wasn’t sure if I should post this group of frame pictures but I decided they might encourage more of you to play around with the “big” copper cuffs.

    Elaine, please do give it a go on the cuffs. If you have any questions I’ll be happy to try and answer them.

  6. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    I’m going to try to find some wire at our local Home Hardware or Revvies and will definitely try these cuffs. I won’t be able to do it for a couple of weeks, but when I do, I’ll post it so you can critique it, okay? Thanks again for sharing this technique – I love it.

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Lovely cuff – lovely colors – great work! :-)

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks again Everyone. :D

    Marlene, if you haven’t worked much with heavy wire I suggest you try 16 gauge first. The silver frame is made with that gauge wire. You will use about 3 ft. of wire. That will give you plenty wire to make the coils. If you hit a snag let me know and I’ll do my best to help you.

  9. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thank you so much for the info and encouragement. We’re heading to Phoenix, Arizona for a break, and I plan to look for wire there. I appreciate knowing what gauge to use, and will try copper first. By the way, if anyone reads this, I checked on the internet, and I think 2 or 3 of the bead shops are shut down in Phoenix area. My husband will drive me to Tucson if he can golf – anyone know of any beadshops still open in Phoenix area or Tucson??? thanks again Little Round Chick!!

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