Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wire Wrapped Bangle Tutorial!

I've gotten a couple people asking me "how did you make that?!" so today I wanted to show you and try to explain to you how I do it! so here we go!

  1. Hammer (doesn't have to be a pink one)
  2. side cutting pliers
  3. needle nose pliers
  4. anvil (or any hard metal surface)
  5. heavy gauge wire (I just grabbed the heaviest the craft store had, I think it's 16 or 18 gauge not sure)
  6. thin gauge wire (I used 28 gauge wire)
  7. measuring tape
  8. binder clip
  9. glass beads
  10. some more beads!

first measure your wrist

now take that measurement and cut two pieces of the heavy gauge wire 

now bend them into a "U" shape making sure they are both similar in shape

now take the needle nose pliers and curl the ends in to make a loop, do that for both ends on both pieces of wire

now lightly hammer the ends

they are slightly flat, not pancake flat

now put both of the pieces together with the loops facing away from each other

this is where I used the binder clip to hold the two wires together in the position I wanted while I wrapped

now while you have the binder clip giving you a hand, start wrapping the thinner gauge wire on the side that you have the binder clip on. I personally used about 10 inches of the thing wire to wrap the two heavier gauge wires together.

now I lightly hammered the place where I wrapped the wire around just to give it a more flat look and feel. Do this for the other side.

now you can take as long or as short of wire (thin gauge) and string your bead and just start wrapping it onto your bangle form that you have already made

it should look something like this

you can have fun with it and string two beads at once or use different sized beads, just have fun with it!
and you're done! after you put all the bigger beads on there you can decide to "fill in the gaps" with smaller beads or just leave it how it is!

the colors remind me of the sea and the ends how they curl outward remind me of a mermaids tail :)

I hope this was somewhat easy to follow! 


  1. Love this and your blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Jen @

  2. That is beautiful.....I'd love for you to link it up @CountryMommaCooks : )

  3. so pretty! thanks so much for linking up to the party this weekend!
    {love} lauryn @

  4. Your bracelet is GORGEOUS!! Love the colors and how you fashioned the ends. Featuring you today on Facebook:

    Thanks SO much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  5. I love love love this project and you wrote such a wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Wow I want to make this, thanks for teaching us! I'm excited to be a new follower! I would love you to follow me back at

  7. Great tutorial! Nice clear instructions and a pretty end result. Thank you.

  8. this is a gorgeous bracelet, thanks for the tutorial!

  9. Very pretty! I love the beads you chose. If you're looking for another place to share your crafty ideas, head on over to Etcetorize ( Party starts later tonight, would love to see you there~

  10. Super tutorial thanks for sharing on SweetTalkin' Sunday!! I love it!! And will be trying it out sometime soon.

  11. This is wonderful! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please join us again! -The Sisters

  12. This is one of the best tutorials for a incredible bracelet that I have seen:) I have never made jewerly but now I am ready. Just dropping in to follow and to invite you to link up to Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see your there:)

  13. This is just beautiful! It is all just stunning, but my favorite part is how you finished the ends! Love!

    Take care,


  14. You're starring tonight over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up.
    <3 Christina

  15. Congratulations you made the Top Five at CountryMommaCooks Link and Greet Party..stop by and pick up a button : )

  16. Love this! I Featured this today on Sunday Round Up come on over and grab a featured button :)
    -Kayla :)

  17. genial me ha encantando y muy bueno el tutorial mi enhorabuena

  18. Great tutorial! I am looking for new jewelry designs all the time!