How to make a jewellery wire beaded bracelet – jewellery making for beginners
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
Today, I present you with a tutorial in which you will learn how to make a jewellery wire beaded bracelet and we will also make a very glittery bracelet using zircon cupchain (see step 13). If you wanted to make a bracelet for you, but you didn’t know how to start – know you can try. So... Shall we?
When I started my handicrafts adventure, which was a long, long time ago, there wasn’t so much useful information on the Internet so it was more difficult. I remember, when I needed to find a bail (who creates such names, by the way?) I had to look at each product at the shop, one by one because the name wasn’t that obvious to me as it is today. I wasted lots of time before I finally discovered how to close the jewellery wire to make a necklace. So if you’re afraid to start your handicrafts adventure – there’s no need to. All you need to do is ask. Glittery bracelets are useful for sure – who doesn’t like to glitter at a party? Let's begin!
Supplies used in this project:
- CrystaLove bicones – here I used 6mm, black and silver
- Jewellery wire
- Decorative clasp - here I used a 4 strand, magnetic slide clasp
- Jump rings – 5mm
- Rypid drying glue – I’ve chosen good old Super Glue
- Diagonal pliers and chain nose pliers – to bend the hooks
To start, cut 4 pieces of jewellery wire (a bit longer than the circumference of your wrist).
Attach a crimp and a calotte to the wire, as shown in the picture.
Squash the crimp with the pliers, 1mm from the end of the wire and put a drop of glue on it.
Attach the calotte on the crimp and close it with the pliers hiding the crimp inside.
Time to thread on the beads. Bicones can be sharp, but since we are using a jewellery wire here we don’t need to worry they may cut our bracelet. Thread on as many beads as is needed for the bracelet to go around your wrist. As you attach the jump rings and the clasp it will be a bit loose.
Then, attach a calotte and a crimp.
You need to clamp the crimp as near to the beads as you can, so there won’t be any gaps. Put some glue on the crimp, cut out the unneeded part of the wire 1mm from the crimp and attach the calotte. The first piece of the bracelet is done. We need 4.
Have you got all 4 pieces now? So it’s time to attach the clasp.
Open the jump ring, but don’t pull it – do it as it’s shown in the picture.
Close the calottes with the pliers and attach a jump ring already opened to one of them.
Attach the jump ring to the clasp and close it.
Repeat that with the rest of the pieces.
Attach the pieces to the 2nd part of the clasp the same way. IMPORTANT, make sure the holes in both parts of the clasp are on the other side so that you can close your bracelet.
A very glittery bracelet is done!
You know now how to make a jewellery wire bracelet.
Would you like to make another one, as easy to make as the previous one? You can never have too many bracelets.
Prepare 4 pieces of a zircon cupchain and 1 piece of a ball chain (wrist length).
Slide every piece into the slide clasp – slide the first crystal of the zircon cupchain and the first ball of the chain.
Close the clasp with the pliers.
Do the same with the other ends of the chain.
Attach the clasp. Open a jump ring as it was done in the previous bracelet and attach the clasp and the loop of the slide clasp.
Attach a jump ring and an extension chain to the other side of the bracelet. Attach a charm to the end of the chain using a jump ring.
Now we know how to make a jewellery wire bracelet. We have learnt that we can make a bracelet really quickly using the slide end caps and even matching earrings (challenge accepted?) And what joy it is if you can make your very own jewellery just before you go out somewhere. Making such simple bracelets is a lot of fun. Share your creations on our Facebook Group.
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