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Memories of Fall

About this design:

By now you should all know how much I love bracelets... making them, wearing them, stacking them, and buying them from other artists. These memory wire bracelets can help you create something simple to embellish. I mixed fibers in with my beads, celebrating all the beautiful colors of Fall.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
First I cut my memory wire, making sure that both of my ends were lining up. I then formed a loop at one end and began stringing my beads.
Step 2:
Rather than just stringing beads onto my memory wire, which can yield beautiful designs on its own, I chose to add ribbon and waxed linen. To knot these onto the memory wire, double over the chosen stringing material and knot around the wire. After each knot, I would cross the linen/ribbon behind the wire and knot it back around the top as shown in the image.
Step 3:
Once all of the beads and fibers have been added and my bracelet was complete, I finished it off with a loop just as I started with. I like loops because you can embellish with ribbons or charms if you want to :-)
Step 4:
To attach my charms to this bracelet, I strung a Kylie Parry piece to a bit of leather, then strung the leather through the loop in the memory wire. A knot will hold it securely.

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15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Ali, this is fantastic!!! I love the colors and all of the elements you put into this!! ;)

  2. PPR
    PPR says:

    Ali: Dittio to Cathy’s comments. Nicely done.

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Beautiful colors…beautiful bracelet.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great design and the colors are gorgeous :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Another awesome design, Ali! Love it!
    Giving me ideas on the right way to use orange. ;-)

  6. Momma Mia
    Momma Mia says:

    What a gorgeous color combo! I love it!

  7. Lady425 Beth
    Lady425 Beth says:

    Really beautiful bracetle, Ali – you are so talented! I love the fall/halloween colors you used. When I get enough beads, I’m going to try one for myself – you inspired me :)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Another wonderful design. Your creativity and skill blows me away!

  9. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design Ali!!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic color and great design, Ali.
    Working with memory wire is one of my favorite techniques. In fact I love it so much I have a pair of inexpensive round nose pliers I only use with memory wire so I don’t have to worry about ruining my good ones with permanent grooves in the working surface. :)

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    C Dushman says:

    Hi. Just strating with memory wire. What size wire do I use for all wrists? Help beaders! Thanks.

  13. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Love the colors,so earthy.

  14. minnimouse
    minnimouse says:

    Exactly what I like to see in a memory wire bracelet! Love it!!!

  15. P McClimans
    P McClimans says:

    fun hunting, still need to find more.

  16. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Ali, you created this 10 yrs ago but its still relevent isn’t it. I do love fall and all its gorgeous colors. I’ve made memory wire bracelets in the past and they do sell. But I’ve never made one with fall colors. I think I should go thru my stash and separate out all the fall colored beads that would be the right size.

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    A Whitson says:

    Hi Great bracelet. I was wondering if you would try and make the description photos a little clearer, because (just a couple) have a busy background on some. I can’t easily tell what you’re trying to describe on the photo.
    Thank you.. A.W.

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