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Kenneth City, Florida, USA

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StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping
StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping
StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping
StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping
StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping
StoryTeller Link Bracelet Wire Wrapping

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic wire handling skills such as cleaning and straightening wire, and completing a basic binding wrap.
  • This is intermediate level project, although the instructions are very clear and thorough, wire workers of all levels could complete this project successfully.
  • If you are unsure of your skills or need extra help in developing your skills, please see one of my newest tutorial Back to the Beginning Bracelet - http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/Bracelet/Back-to-the-Beginning----Bracelet/20367

Pattern Description:

The "Story Teller" is a design idea I had been working on for a very long time, as a way to "tell a story" with a beautiful piece of jewelry.

This tutorial provides step by step instructions to create an interlocking hinged link bracelet with a nearly invisible clasp!! A whopping 21 design ideas and elements included.

!!!Tutorial updated March 2013 to include the basic construction of the "Girl Scout" knot featured in most of the variations. Also updated for appearance, some minor tweaks, and metric conversions.
6 pages, 13 steps and 17 photos added for a total 76 photos and 23 pages.


  • Materials for a 7 1/2" (19.1cm) bracelet with 1/2" (1.3cm) square links:
  • 60 to 100 inches (152.4 to 254cm) round wire - 24ga; 26g; 28g; or 30g dead soft
  • 20ga 1/2 round wire for the hinge wraps - half hard is preferred
  • 11 to 66 beads (your choice)
  • Note: the difference in materials suggested reflect the 21 different design ideas and elements included in this tutorial.
  • Ruler
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Square forming mandrel - I use a 1/2 inch square aluminum tubing
  • Forceps aka hemostats
  • Chain and round nose pliers
  • Permanent Marker - Sharpie preferred
  • Optional: Stepped round nose pliers, and a 1/2 ' wide metal sewing ruler
  • 45 inches (114.3 cm) wire - 20 or 21g - square or round half-hard

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