Happy Thursday Dolls!!!
Today we would LOVE to introduce you to the lovely and talented Miss Katie of Eye Spy DIY!! She is a long time linker to Fancy This Fridays and a sweet blog friend!!! I’m guest posting over on her blog today as well, so when you’re done here it would be AWESOME if you would pop over there and say hello!
And please, show her some Truly Lovely comment love!!!
Hi All! I’m so excited to be here today! My name is Katie and I’m stopping by today from Eye Spy DIY! I love to try all sorts of new crafts and DIY projects; and my blog is where I share them all with you.
One of the many things that I like to do is make jewelry. I thought I would share with you today how to make a wire wrapped bead bracelet.
What you will need:
Needle nose pliers and wire cutters
First you will need to cut your piece of wire to wrap around the beads. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the right length of the wire for the beads you are using, but it is usually around 3-4 inches (can you tell I don’t like measuring?!). Take your pliers and start making a spiral of wire.
Once you get about half way down your piece of wire start making a spiral toward the center at the other end. You will end up with an ‘S’ shape that should look something like this:
Next fold your ‘S’ shape in half.
Now using your pliers again pulling out from the center of one of your spirals.
Turn it over and do it to the other side. You should now have a cage for your bead.
You can open up your cage in the middle, slide a bead in, then pinch it closed again with your fingers.
Make enough of these for your bracelet, this will change depending on the size of your beads but will most likely be somewhere between 5 and 10 beads. For the bracelet pictured I only wrapped every other bead. Now we get to assemble the bracelet. You will cut a piece of wire about 3/4 of an inch long and run it through your bead. With your pliers make a loop on each end of your wire.
Continue doing this for the rest of your beads. Next hook all your beads together by the loops you just added.
On the very last bead of your strand add a clasp so you can latch your bracelet shut. And there you have it, your very own wire wrapped beaded bracelet!
You can even play around with different colors of wire too!
Kassi, thank you so much for having me here today!!!
Thanks Katie for sharing this CUTE bracelet tutorial with us!!!
And thanks for being this week’s Bloggie Bestie!!!
Have a lovely Thursday friends!!!
And again, you can visit me at Katie’s place, here!!