A bangle style bracelet is always popular
Easy to wear and you can make them easily
and in all your favourite colours so they can be worn with
anything and everything!!!
Start with 3 lengths of memory wire all equal in length
They are usually cut less than one complete circle (making room for the clasp)
so when finished, the necklace will be a bangle (if the lengths are too big, the clasp will sag)
TIP: It may be easier when constructing, to put beads on all three memory
wire circles at the same time (instead of one circle at a time)
Start by attaching all 3 memory wire circles to a 3 to 1 finding (optional)
If you decide not to add a clasp, the bracelet may be prone to falling off your wrist
Be cautious when placing the beads ... ensuring that the size of the bead
on one row do not push against the beads on the other rows
I tend to lay out the beads out first in the order that I want
which makes it easier when placing them on the wire
Also, use silver tubes in one of the rows to create more space
if you wish to use larger beads
or closer to the ends as a design feature
When putting the connectors on (square shaped in the photo)
you may have to use pliers to get them through the holes
Make sure they are lined up in the same hole on each side
of the connector (going in and out at the same level)
Watch for gaps between the beads
and fix before continuing... to save time at the end
You can use 2 or three connectors... it's up to you
Any type will do, and there are lots in the craft store
to choose from, it's your creation!
(the ones used in the photo have 6 holes so you can have
3 rows of wire or 2... it's your choice)
Use your beads that you have not used in other projects
it does not have to be symmetrical!
Add some crystals and bling to really create interest
Finish putting the beads and connectors on
make an end loop
attach to the 3 to 1 finding
add the lobster (or other) clasp
and you are done!
So pretty and unique!
I bet you can't just make one...
make them in each of your favourite colours
and don't forget to make some for your friends!!!