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Soutache Braid Bangle


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Classic Soutache braid is a favorite among seamstresses for adding a touch of elegance to accessories. Now, we can easily adapt this beautiful weave into wire jewelry! You'll actually create your own basic, surprisingly simple tool to make this weave , well, SURPRISINGLY easy to make - no more jigs for us! PLUS a special BONUS section on how to add wire virtually invisibly!!! For those of you who own my Celtic Braid and Cretan Braid tutorials - this weave is the same - but this is a MUCH easier, versatile, and inexpensive way to accomplish it! Whether you are a visual learner or read all the text, this tutorial is for you! Presented in an easy to understand, step-by-step comprehensive format, with over 50 clear and close photos. Numerous tips and troubleshooting make this project easy to finish and help you create your own personal variations. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY This is an intermediate project. You should be comfortable with basic tools; have good basic wire handling skills, and be able to complete wrapped loops and coil wire. Resources for wire coiling are included in the tutorial. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Materials will make a bracelet up to 9 in.

Supplies Needed

  • 7.5 ft. (230cm) 24g, dead soft copper wire, 47 ft. (14meters 33cm) 28g dead soft copper wire (enough to make two 33 in. (84 cm) coils), OR 52.25ft (16meters) 30g dead soft copper wire
  • 18in. (36cm) 20g craft or scrap wire

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