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Copper Wrap

About this design:

I had some left over wire, so played around till I came up with this and used 30 gauge wire to string on the beads, like a wrap bracelet. Next time I'll use 28 gauge as I found this may not be strong enough. I'll keep this one, just in case!!!!.


16 gauge wire, 24 gauge to attach the Turquoise donut then 30 gauge. Glass beads and amber topaz.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Oh WOW! Beautiful – love the design and I always love turquoise!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is so cool JC, loving how you used the donut :D

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love what you did with the donut! Beautiful colors and wrapping!

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow, this is really cool! Love the way you wrapped the beads within the framework. Is the bracelet easy to get on and off? The donut creates a wonderful focal–Nice job on this one too! :)

  5. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  6. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    This is so nicely done. I always love your work.

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Some of the best ideas comes from just playing around! Love this one.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    wow. This is just awesome.

  9. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Thank you very much ladies.Crystal, the bracelet is pretty easy to get on and off. I think though, that I should use a 12 gauge wire as it would be stronger.

  10. Inagodadavida by Eve
    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    OMG, this is so gorgeous! I agree with Wanda … love what you did with the donut. The whole thing is so unusual and creative, plus turquoise snd copper is one of my fave combinations. Love, love, love this!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    “Ain’t wire fun?!!” Love the way you have used it in this extraordinary design! :D

    Have you tried using 24 gauge wire for stinging? I find even 26 gauge breaks too easily. 24 gauge is perfect for what I do but I use so much 24ga wire I buy it by the pound! :D

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks JC, I have 16 gauge wire and would have used that–thanks for the tip! :)

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