Project

Infinity bracelet in bronze and leather

Project Description

Who is this project for? Unisex What are you most proud of? I was able to work through the more difficult to work with wire and still get what I was looking for. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you try bronze, choose a higher gage than you normally would on a particular piece as it is stiffer that the usual wires I work with. 16 gage feels like 14.

What you will need

  • Brown leather cord
  • African opal nuggets
  • bronze wire and antique copper beads

Q&A with TjeCan

donibrat54 asked:
WOW!!!! I've gotten a bit tired of doing the usual 'beading' projects and have turned my way to chain mail ~ while this is not mailing ~ it's still working with wire and I LOVE IT!!!!! I use 18 gauge Artistic Wire and I will try doing the figure 8 with it. Your loops on the '8's' are PERFECT, may I ask what you used to get that smooth a turn????
TjeCan answered:
When I use copper wire or craft wire, I use 14 gage for the infinity symbol on a piece like this. I often wrap the wire around some kind of cylinder like a fat sharpie pen. To get this shape I used a couple mid size posts on a thing-a ma- jig. That way the one loop keeps is shape while you make the other one. You can find tutorials on how to use a thing-a-ma-gig on utube. I have done a little chain maille but I just don't have the patience to do the intricate patterns and don't quite get the special diameter ratios on the jump rings. Love the look of it though!

Skill Level

Beginner