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A chain of stars upon your wrist...
For my senior prom, I wanted to make my own bracelet rather than buying one that's run-of-the-mill and detrimental to my wallet. I got a lovely midnight blue prom dress (squeal) for free due to a local program in which high school students can try on and pick out dresses. The program also provided one matching accessory, and I chose a necklace with a star pendant (shown in the title picture). I wanted a bracelet to match this pendant and my dress, hence the star links and dark blue bicone beads.

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  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by using your pliers to make a sharp bend about 3mm from the end of the wire (I wanted my stars as small as possible.).

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

    Then make another one about 3mm from the previous curve, bending the opposite way this time (I'll call this outward from now on because this is "outward" away from the center of the soon-to-be-star). You should have something that looks like a triangle without one side.

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

    Bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend...

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

    ... and then outward again about 3mm from that curve. See the red line for how things should line up.

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

    Again, bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend...

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

    ... and then outward about 3mm from that curve.

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

    Can you guess what you have to do this time?
    That's right; bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend, and then outward about 3mm from that curve. See the second image to see how things should line up.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Instead of repeating the same thing, this time you only have to bend the wire about 3mm from the previous curve ONCE to finish off the last point.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then cut the wire so that you have some excess as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use your pliers to make a small loop using the excess wire that you left in the previous step. Make sure that no wire in the finished star overlaps (as in the loop's end overlaps with other parts of the star, etc.).

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    That's one star! Now go ahead and make a couple more, depending on your wrist circumference. I just made eight and decided to just make more when necessary. I ended up exactly all of them (hooray for no waste).

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    To make the clasp, first bend 5" of wire in half so that the the resulting length was 2.5".

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 13
    Step 13

    Then curl one end (the side without cut ends) of the bent wire into a little loop.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 14
    Step 14

    A bit further down, make another bend.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut the cut ends to even out the two parts of the wire before bending that end into a little loop too. Check the picture to make sure that your loops and bends are in the right direction.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 16
    Step 16

    Use your pliers to make a loop, and this will be the other half of your clasp.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 17
    Step 17

    I didn't have pre-made jump rings so I made my own using my wire. To do this, I just wrapped the wire around a cylindrical object (paintbrush, in my case) and cut off the cylinder of loops. Then I cut off jump rings whenever I needed one (I made plenty extra for future use.).

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 18
    Step 18

    To make beaded links, start by inserting your wire through a bead. Cut the wire so that there is enough wire on either side of the bead to make small loops (My length ended up to be 2.5cm.) Then, as you may have guessed, curve the wire on either side of the bead to make small loops.
    Make <number of star links> - 1 (so I made 8 - 1 = 7).

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 19
    Step 19

    Open a small loop on a beaded link and slide a star onto the loop before closing it.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 20
    Step 20

    Rinse and repeat until all your stars have been connected by the beaded links. Add the two parts of the clasp to the ends to finish this off.
    Note: You may want to ensure that all of the stars' small loops face the same way.

  • How to make a wire bracelet. Wire Star Bracelet - Step 21
    Step 21

    AAAANNNNDDDD voilà; you're done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun!

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Vicky S.
Vicky S.
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xxRai87xx
xxRai87xx · Strood Green, England, GB
Beautiful bracelet, lovely idea
Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Thank you! ^^
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