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A quick & easy free-form bracelet bound to catch people's attention.
Definitely one of the fastest and easiest bracelets out there. They can be as simple or as fancy as you want them to be, and look good either by themselves or layered together. Match your outfit, showcase some unusual beads, or just go wild- whatever you do they're bound to have people asking you about them.

Posted by Serpentira from Canada • Published See Serpentira's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials. Pictured here (clockwise from top left corner):
    Size 6 seed beads (or other beads with an opening large enough for the wire to pass through); Needle-nose pliers (these aren't needle-nose, but they are the only ones I can find right now); gauge 18 copper wire; optional- nylon saw pliers; optional- measuring tape; wire cutters

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a piece of copper wire that is between 3 and 4 times the circumference of your wrist. The more loops and twists you want in your finished piece, the longer your piece of wire is going to need to be.

    (My wrist measurement is about 5 1/2in so I used a piece about 17in long.)

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Bend one end into a loop using your needle-nose pliers.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Begin shaping your wire by bending and looping using your pliers and/or hands. Your nylon saw pliers can be used to smooth out any mistakes or to help make your piece lie flat.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add beads as you continue to bend and loop the wire.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finish off your piece with another loop so as to leave no sharp edges. Bend bracelet to fit wrist.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Quick Copper Wire Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wear and wait for the compliments. If you feel like it- make more!

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Georgia M
Georgia M · 5 projects

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo awesome

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Crafty Girl
Crafty Girl · , , Canada

Your braclet is SO CUTE and i actually made it too! along with these awsome curly earings that match the bracelet.

THANKS SO MUCH :)

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Serpentira
Serpentira · , Nova Scotia, Canada · 3 projects

I've seen some lovely pieces that involved hammering the wire and I definitely want to try it- as soon as I get my hands on the needed equipment. :)

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Beth M.
Beth M. · Flintstone, Georgia, GA, United States · 11 projects

Love this. I make these too. I like to hammer the copper for a different look.

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tula t.
tula t. · NSW, NSW, Australia · 2 projects

fancy! =3

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Dee S.
Dee S. · London, England, United Kingdom · 41 projects

Gorgeous, I love working with copper.

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Serpentira
Serpentira · , Nova Scotia, Canada · 3 projects

Silver sounds lovely. I tend to work mainly in the plain copper in part because it's so cheap. I'd love to see pictures of your version (or versions :) ) when you're done.

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Kiki B.
Kiki B. · Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom · 12 projects

That is lovely and its so effective. i have a friend who would love this. thanks for the how to. :)

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CO + K User

Super nice. I'm going to do a silver version:)

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tildhe
tildhe · Viareggio, Toscana, Italy

It's lovely :) I'm going to make one for myself too!

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