Faux Barb Wire Bracelet
Designer Sara Oehler

Skill Level Easy



Soft Flex Beading Wire .024 diameter (total 40") - two 8" strands and twelve 2" strands
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 31 pcs
Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
Clasp - 1 set


Crimping Pliers
Magical Crimping Pliers
Cutters or Bead Nippers
Chain Nose Pliers


Step 1: Cut two 8 inch strands of wire as well as twelve 2 inch strands of wire.

Step 2: Use two 8 inch strands (the base wires) to string 1 crimp tube, move to the center and crimp. Except to attach the clasp in Step 7, all crimps are crimped using the Magical Crimping Pliers.

Step 3: String 1 crimp tube on 2 strands coming out of the center crimp tube. Then, String 1 crimp tube onto both wires, stopping about an inch from the middle and crimp. Repeat two more times and three times on the opposite side of the middle crimp tube.

Step 4: There are 12 open crimps sliding back and forth on the base wires. Thread a 2 inch strand through an open crimp tube and crimp in the middle of the 2 inch strand. Repeat for the other 11 sliding crimps.

Step 5: Now, you will see the 2 inch strands are overlapping in 10 spots. Use the two overlapping wires to string 1 crimp tube and crimp. Repeat in all 10 spots. The wires that stick out should not match each other in length. They can all be different.

Step 6: Cut off one base wire on both sides of the design, leaving 1 base wire tail on both sides to attach to a clasp.

Step 7: And finally, use the tail to string 1 crimp tube and the loop of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp using Regular Crimping Pliers. Trim the excess wire. Cover with a crimp cover. Repeat on the other side.

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.