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Memory Wire Cuff

About this design:

A field of willows set on a light purple background inspired this piece.


Supplies: Memory Wire - 3-5 loops depending on how big you want the cuff, Seed Beads - I used 4x2mm peanut seed beads and 11/0 copper seed beads, Decorative headpin - Humblebeads, Pewter charm - Green Girl Studios, 3 7.5mm copper jump rings, Tools: Round and chain nose pliers, Heavy duty wire cutters or memory wire cutters, Spin-N-Bead bead spinner.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
1. Form a loop on one end of the memory wire. Use the chain nose pliers to press the end of the loop, so that it is completely flush - you don't want your charms falling off!
Step 2:
2. Add the seed beads to the bead spinner and position the end of the wire to catch the beads as they spin around. You should be able to bead the bracelet within a few minutes.
Step 3:
3. Add on your charms to the end of the wires with the jump rings or by opening and closing the loop. For the headpin, I created a wrapped loop and kept wrapping the extra wire to create that
entwined texture.
Step 4:
4. Add the 3 peanut beads to a jump ring and attach to the loop. Repeat.
Step 5:
Don't use your good flush cutters to cut memory wire - memory wire is harder than normal wire and will destroy them. Use an old pair of heavy duty hardware wire cutters or pick up a memory wire cutters.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I have seen this on your page and Pinterest so many times. It is one of my faves and one of the few memory wire bracelets I really love. And I want some freaking peanut seed beads so so so bad!!! They are the most awesome seed beads ever!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great memory wire bracelet—love the colors and the leaf focal.

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! I’d love some peanut seed beads, too!

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the dusky purple color and the leaf charm!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just love the colors in this, absolutely gorgeous!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!!! I LOVE the matte texture and the shape of those peanut beads Deb is lusting after! :) and what a PERFECT addition of danglies!!

  7. NY Bella
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  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Oh, this ROCKS!! 8O Love it!

  9. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Love the colors.

  10. miss e
    miss e says:

    Love the colors! A great bracelet for fall.

    KATHERINE T says:

    love it!!

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I hadn’t really looked at this until today. I like to do memory wire bracelets. This made me think about doing something entirely different. But I’d not really checked this out and its really beautfully done. I’m impressed with knotting and having the right danglies to match. Its all tied together so well.

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