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Create a Beautiful Braided Cuff Bracelet

Use the Beadalon Tying Station to make a versatile, chic cuff with Artistic Wire, German Style Wire, or Precious Metal Wire. Mix colors, or keep a monochromatic palette.



Instructions

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use the Tacky Mat to secure the Tying Station to your work surface. Cut 9 pieces of Artistic Wire 12 inches long.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the Nylon Wire Straightener to straighten all of the wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Line the Wires up so that the ends all lie next to each other with the 4 same colored wires on the LEFT and the 5 same color Wires on the RIGHT.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the Wires together to one side of the screw in the Tying Station and tighten them into place with the wingnut. Use the Foam Extension Plate so that you don’t flatten the wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Separate your Wires and fan them out so that you have 4 of one color on the LEFT SIDE and 5 of the other color on the RIGHT.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Working RIGHT to LEFT, begin braiding by taking the Wire the furthest to the right OVER the two Wires to its left.....

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    ....then UNDER the next two Wires. This Wire is now part of the
    group of Wires on the left.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Working LEFT to RIGHT, take the Wire furthest to the left OVER the two wires to its right....

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    ....then UNDER the next two Wires. This Wire is now part of the group of Wires on the right.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Working RIGHT to LEFT, take the Wire furthest to the right over the two wires to its left, then under the next two wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Working LEFT to RIGHT, take the Wire furthest to the left over the two Wires to its right, then under the next two Wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Working RIGHT to LEFT, take the Wire furthest to the right over the two Wires to its left, then under the next two Wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Working LEFT to RIGHT, take the Wire furthest to the left over the two Wires to its right, then under the next two Wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    Working RIGHT to LEFT, take the wire furthest to the right over the two Wires to its left, then under the next two Wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Working LEFT to RIGHT, take the Wire furthest to the left over the two Wires to its right, then under the next two Wires.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 16
    Step 16

    Repeat steps 9-16 to continue the braid.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 17
    Step 17

    When you have 4 of the same colors of Wire on the LEFT and 5 of the same colors of Wire on the RIGHT again, you are finished braiding this side.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 18
    Step 18

    Separate the Wires so that there are 4 on each side, and one in the middle.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 19
    Step 19

    Take that middle Wire and bend it up to lock the Wires in place.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 20
    Step 20

    Bring the Wire on the RIGHT over the next two Wires, and under the next Wire.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 21
    Step 21

    Bend that Wire up. You should now have 4 Wires on the LEFT and 3 on the RIGHT.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 22
    Step 22

    Continue the braid on the LEFT by bringing the leftmost wire over one Wire, under one Wire and over one Wire.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 23
    Step 23

    Lock that Wire into place by bending it up.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 24
    Step 24

    Lock the rest of the left side Wires in place. Continue the braid on the RIGHT side by braiding under 1, over 1 and bending up. Bend up the remaining Wires to lock them into place.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 25
    Step 25

    To finish the other side, first loosen the nut holding the wires in place. As you gently remove the Wires, keep them in order and separate them so there are 4 on each side, and one in the middle. Make sure that the outermost Wires are even on each side.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 26
    Step 26

    Keep the Wires in order.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 27
    Step 27

    Turn the unfastened end toward you and flip it over so you are working on the backside. Separate the Wires as they would naturally lay.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 28
    Step 28

    Continue the braid until the colors are separated 4 on one side and 5 on the other.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 29
    Step 29

    Take the middle wire and bend it up to lock the wires in place.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 30
    Step 30

    Bend the other middle Wire up so that there are 3 of one color of Wire on the LEFT and 4 of the other color on the RIGHT.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 31
    Step 31

    Finish the braid on the RIGHT by bringing the Wire furthest on the RIGHT over the next wire, under the following wire. Bend the Wire up to lock it in place.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 32
    Step 32

    Finish the braid on the LEFT by bringing the Wire furthest on the
    LEFT over 2 Wires, under the next Wire and locking it into place.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 33
    Step 33

    Both ends will look a little jumbled at this point, but stick with it!

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 34
    Step 34

    Use the Flush Cutters to trim the Wires- leaving about 1/4” of extra to wrap around.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 35
    Step 35

    Use Bent Chain Nose Pliers to gently bend the loops around to catch the Wire.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 36
    Step 36

    Use the Bent Chain Nose Pliers to gently push the loops closed.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 37
    Step 37

    Repeat steps 36 and 37 for all of the Wires on both sides.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 38
    Step 38

    Wrap one side of the bracelet around the Large Bracelet Sizer Drum to begin to form it into a cuff shape.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 39
    Step 39

    Wrap the other side of the bracelet around the Large Bracelet Sizer Drum to form the other side into a cuff shape.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 40
    Step 40

    Use the Bracelet Bending Pliers (and your fingers) to fine tune the shape of your cuff bracelet.

  • How to make a cuff. Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet - Step 41
    Step 41

    Wear proudly and enjoy!

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