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Woven Wire Bangle Bracelet Tutorial
I have all these bangle bracelets that I bought for my dance costume but, alas, my wrists and hands are tiny and one quick arm thrust means the floor is now wearing my bracelets. So I've been trying out different methods of dressing them up to sell or give away, and so far this is my favorite. I wrote this after I'd made it, so forgive the vagueness in some areas.

Posted by Alexandra L. from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States • Published See Alexandra L.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Cut two pieces of wire of equal length. I don't know how long mine were, so I'd guess 1.5'? Don't make them longer than you can easily handle.

  • Step 2

    Bend both pieces at the centers, just to mark that point. Slide the bead over both wires, to the center point.

  • Step 3

    Take the wires coming from the top of the bead and wrap them five times, each in opposite directions (left and right) around one bangle. Keep the wraps tight, and end with the wire sticking straight up to keep it outta your way.

  • Step 4

    Repeat step 3, but with the wires coming from the bottom of the bead and the other bangle. Keep the bead pressed tightly against the top bangle-- the work you're doing now is securing it in place. The rest is mostly artsy.

  • Step 5

    While weaving, you'll want to keep the opposite sides of the bangles-- opposite the bead, that is-- pinched together. If needed, wrap a twist-tie around them to keep them cinched together tightly.

  • Step 6

    The weaving goes as so:
    Bring the top wire behind the top bangle and in front of the bottom bangle.
    The bottom wire goes behind the bottom bangle and in front of the top bangle.
    Repeat over and over, until you have about 3" of each wire piece remaining.

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

    I find it helps to do one set of weavings per side, alternating between left and right, to keep the spacing even. Here's another photo to see what I'm talking about:



Jesusfreako · 4 projects
i am so gonna make this!!!!
God bless XD
Anna D.
Anna D. · 7 projects
love this! p.s.- if your wrists are too small, perhaps your arm is skinny enough to wear it as an arm cuff!
PirateNicky · Baumholder, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 1 project
This is fab! I have tiny wrists as well and everything for adults just falls off. Thank you, thank you!
UrMagna · Nassau, New York, US
Just stumbled upon this tut and I love it! It's so hard to find something nice without paying an arm and a leg. Thanks for the awesome tut! I'll be sure to make a few of these ;)
Steffi · Nederland, Colorado, US · 4 projects
Cool, I'll try this out! You have some great tutorials Happy)
Sweet Maisy
Sweet Maisy · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 10 projects
I so want to try that!!
Tamara G.
Tamara G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
I love it!! Happy The color of the bead brings it all together! Will definitely be adding it to my favorites... Happy
Alexandra L.
Alexandra L. · Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US · 7 projects
Thank you both!
Nerwen-chan · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 5 projects
It's very elegant and stylish. I love it!
Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
this is so awesome! <3

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