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« on: November 08, 2009 08:11:36 AM »

My mom recently gave me one of these as a present...very grudgingly. I think she wanted to keep it for herself. Wink So I thought, wouldn't it be great to make her one...or more! They seem like they would be so easy to make! I just don't know how to get a wire to retain this shape. Here is an example of what I'm attempting to make:

It looks like a whole bunch of bangles stacked together but really it's just one big wire coil around the wrist. MUCH easier than putting on and taking off 10 or more separate bangles.
My first thought was to use memory wire. But the stuff I have would be better suited for making a choker  - not a bracelet. Do any of you brilliant craftsters know if there is a smaller coiled memory wire lurking out there that I am not familiar with? Or any other recommendations? Could I train my larger memory wire to shrink it's coil?
Thanks in advance, everyone! I would really appreciate the help!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 08:14:42 AM »

ooh i can help! there is smaller memory wire - they make them for chokers and for bracelets. i usually get mine at Ben Franklin, but i've also seen it at hobby lobby and i bet michael's would have it if you asked someone.

but yes, you are correct, it is memory wire!
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009 08:23:52 AM »

Eee! Thank you, LadyLeitzen! On my next trip to Michael's I will have to ask them. Otherwise I'm sure google will provide me with my nearest Ben Franklin or Hobby Lobby.
Thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010 01:14:35 PM »

Surprisingly, the Dollar Store sells the wire. I believe 15 yards for $1. Sturdy stuff, too.
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