This Very Advanced project requires the ability to handle multiple wires and model them precisely, mostly without using tools.
With this lesson you will learn how to model the Beautiful bracelet shown in the pictures.
The tutorial is filled with information, tips, troubleshooting and advices on "how to", all these supported by 159 clear pictures (mainly close-ups) with relevant explanations right beside them, spread along 6 main steps, within 54 pages. The pictures can be magnified at least 300% with clarity.
My bracelet counts 7 loops and fits well a 17.5 cm (abt. 6 7/8 inches) wrist. The wire lengths given by me within materials list suffice to enable you modeling an 8 loops bracelet, if you need your bracelet a tad bigger than mine is. You will also learn how to adjust the lengths of your wires in order to achieve the desired size for your bracelet. Please see "How to Size Your Bracelet" guide - (Step 3, page 30).
My method of modeling this bracelet is rather simple, once you get the hang of it. However, it takes time, patience and attention to detail to achieve the neatest, most even appearance of this sturdy yet delicate and oh! so appealing design.
The design lends itself very well to many color variations so it is only up to you whether you want to limit yourself to the creation of my 'Round and Round' bracelet using only the materials that I have used or, you want to let your creativity take over and play with different sorts of wire (bronze, gold filled, silver filled, sterling silver, etc.) to create lots of beautiful bracelets, each with its own charm and loveliness.
Important: The dimensions given in Imperial System are approximate! Please carefully read all tutorial pages before starting to model your beautiful bracelet!!!
For further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through Craftsy. You may rest assured that I will gladly assist you to the best of my abilities.
I hope you will enjoy the lesson!
Happy Jewelling!!! :)
1 piece of 125 cm (49 1/4 inches) of 16 ga (1.2 mm) square copper wire
1 piece of 60 cm (23 5/8 inches) of 16 ga (1.2 mm) round copper wire
1 piece of 130 cm (51 3/16 inches) of 24 ga (0.5 mm) round copper wire
1 piece Indian Agate bead of maximum 2 mm diameter or any other gemstone/seed bead of the same size - OPTIONAL
You Will Also Need:
Round nose pliers
Nylon-jaw Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Nylon-jaw Flat nose pliers
Flush cutter pliers
File (could be a nail metallic or glass file)
Stainless steel needle of 20 ga (0.8 mm) - OPTIONAL