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Making Jewelry can be fun and a great way to show your own style!
It is really easy to make simple, beautiful jewelry. In this tutorial I will show you some of the basic wire techniques you need to get started in jewelry making. You can make a bracelet or a necklace with this technique!

Posted by Groovy Mama from College Station, Texas, United States • Published See Groovy Mama's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    1) Grab a good size of scrap wire, if you have a headpin, you can go ahead and add the bead and work on closing the one side, if you have wire, cut about an 1 1/2 inches of wire.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    2) Using your needle nose pliers, grab the wire about 1/4 of an inch from the edge and bend to a 90 degree angle.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    3) Grab the end of the wire with your round nose pliers and turn to create a loop. Here's a tip: make sure you use the tip of the pliers if you want a small loop. You can move down the pliers to create a bigger loop. I have done it before on a few pieces and it gave the piece some personality!

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    4) Next, add the bead and, using the bead for leverage, bend the wire at a 90 degree angle again and loop it as you did before. 

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Tip: No matter what you are using, it is likely that you will need to trim down the other side to make the loops the same size. Just use your flush wire cutters to snip it down to about 1/4 inch, but be careful, if you cut to much and its too short, you will have to chunk that one and start over on that particular link.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    5) Finishing up: When you have finished the first link, it should look like this. Here is a tip, if the loops are not lined up, grab your needle nose and round nose pliers, grab both ends and twist until they are lined up. I have to remember to do this all the time, or the piece doesn't lay right.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    To create a bracelet or necklace, open the links by using your needle nose pliers to grab the end of the loop near the bead and pull towards you. Don't try to undo the loops, it won't work and it just makes it look horrible.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    6) add another link and close up the link the same way you opened it. Keep adding links and it will start to look like this.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Making Simple Wire Loops To Create A Cute Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    7) Once you have it long enough to cover your wrist or neck, whatever the case, add a clasp to the end of the links, same way you did with all the other links and your done. a Beautiful piece of jewelry and you made it yourself!

    Happy Jewelry Peeps!!!

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Great tute you've made!!! thank you very much for all your effords and sharing this;-D Like it.
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