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How To Make Wrap Bracelets

2 June 2016
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Molly Stevens
Molly Stevens

You Will Need:

  • memory wire;
  • round beads-30pcs;
  • square beads-29 pcs;
  • pliers, round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers.

Steps

1. In addition to the beads of two or three colors, you will need tools to bend the ends of the wire and  "bite"  the desired length. I used universal cutting pliers. It’s not the best tool, but it fits well for this kind of work. I also used memory wire (sold at the market’s craft department by weight or by the number of loops).

2. You can use steel or other sturdy unbending wire instead of it.

3. Do not hurry to cut off the wire! First, put the beads in a row on your ruler and count how many of them you need for each 10 cm of your bracelet,  then using a flexible meter (the one you use to measure your waist) measure the wire, add a couple of inches and cut it off. It’s better to trim excess wire than to lack a few millimeters. As an option, you can leave a couple of the wire loops, and tie the others. And cut them off at the end. It’s up to you.

4. At one end of the bracelet bent a small round hook, it should look like the head of a pin.

5. I bent the hook sideward, you can bent it inwards.

6. Then everything is simple: string beads, alternating black and white ones. If you have beads of three shapes or three colors, you can alternate them by  one, two or three beads.

7. Two beads make together one centimeter of the bracelet, so it will not take you long to do the job.

8. Three minutes later, I had my bracelet practically done.

9. I curled up the end of the wire using a thin end of my pliers. I tried not to shift the beads to close one to another in order to let them freely hang on the wire.

10. If you don't have a tool with thin tips, use pincers to clasp the end of the wire, then tightly grasp the pincers with your pliers and curl it.

11. Trim the excess wire using pliers. Good pliers will do it very carefully, close to the selected place. I don’t have such a tool, so I cut the wire with a deviation of 1-1.5 mm from the selected place. So I had to pull the wire in the desired direction using flat-nose pliers.

12. That’s all! Done!

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