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darcangel
« on: February 03, 2005 01:05:13 AM »

i saw these for sale in a market in france for well over 60 dollars each, and, as many of you crafters out there might do, i thought "oh man, i can make those...easy..."



(agh, i'm apologising in advance for the crappy pictures...i tried. really i did.)


--->> You will need:
                like a yard of 24 gauge wire
                a length of 18 gauge wire, about 2 feet long
                about 50 small to medium sized beads. this project is great for using up all those mix-matched glass beads.


-- begin by bending the 18-gauge (thicker) wire in half, and from that bend, create a little squiggle a-like-a-so:


-- it takes a little bit of trial and error to get the size *just* right, but when you get it to wrap comfortably around your wrist, make a swirl on each side, and then wrap them right there with the thin wire.


--begin by winding a little of the 24-gauge (thin) wire around one side..


-- thread a few beads on the thin wire and slid 'em down.


-- wrap the wire around the other side *twice* to help secure it.


-- and, you know, you'll see, when it wraps along, now it's in the back, so just leave beads off the back, wrap if around again, and then put beads on, so they're all in the front.


-- at the end, just wrap the thin wire around a whole lot.


-- so here's the inside/back


-- and here's a crappy picture of the fronts!!!



comments!! please!! and if you try this project, please post pictures of finished products!
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Gierma
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005 01:10:43 AM »

Brilliant...gorgeous

I love them, I'm just learning to wear bracelets, I might have to make one...

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littleone
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005 08:29:22 AM »

wow, this is beautiful
i will make some but i have to get the thick wire firts.
thanks for the tut
 Wink Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2005 08:34:38 AM »

very cute!  looks just as good as the original, too!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005 12:01:10 PM »

thats awesome! I'm going totry to make one now..I'll post pics if it comes out any good..lol


i made one!! I used copper wire




thanks darcangel!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2005 12:05:06 PM »

That is very pretty !
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2005 12:12:30 PM »

those are soo pretty! i think i might try it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2005 04:20:34 PM »

oh that looks *beautiful* - the copper wire, i think, really compliments the whole piece. wow--good job Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2005 04:28:42 PM »

oh that looks *beautiful* - the copper wire, i think, really compliments the whole piece. wow--good job Wink

thanks! Smiley  I'm sure it helps that i had an *awesome* tutorial to work with..lol.   these are so fun to make though...i want to make a silver one tonite..i wish sterling silver wire wasnt so expensive or i'd make a ton..lol
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2005 05:07:05 PM »

I'm getting the 24 g wire tomorrow and working up a bracelet for my Valentine Smoochie.  SUCH a beautiful creation, thanks for sharing it with us!

~Wren
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