Wire Wrap Wrist Cuff
Designer Shelley Richey
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

18 gauge Bare Copper Soft Flex Craft Wire
20 gauge Bare Copper Soft Flex Craft Wire
22 gauge Bare Copper Soft Flex Craft Wire
Clear Quartz Faceted Rounds - 2 Strands
Clear Quartz Faceted Pears - 1 Strand
18mm Clear Textured Dichroic Glass Round - 1 pc
16mm Clear Textured Dichroic Glass Round - 2 pcs
12mm Clear Textured Dichroic Glass Round - 2 pcs

Tools

Italian Flush Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cup Bur

Instructions

Step 1: This is a free form style of wire working. You can shape your bracelet according to your own artistic style. These instructions serve as a guideline, but you should allow your own creativity to ultimately decide what you would like the finished product to look like.



Step 2: Cut 2 pieces of 14g Soft Flex® Craft Wire - approximately 10 inches (depending on the length of the bracelet you would like to make. This is a little large on my wrist, and my wrist measures 6.5 inches around).

Step 3: Use the cup bur to file down the sharp edge you have from the cuts (any time you make a cut, employ the cup bur ).

Step 4: Use the round nose pliers to curl the ends of the wire into loops (see photo).



Step 5: Cut 30 inches of the 18g Soft Flex® Craft Wire, and wrap the two pieces together at point #1 about 8-10 times around.



Step 6: Place one quartz round, the 18 mm dicroic bead, then another round bead, and wrap around point #2, about 8-10 times around.

Step 7: Put a round qtz, a pear qtz, a round qtz, one 16mm dichroic bead, a round, a pear, a round, then wrap at point #3, 3-4 times around.

Step 8: Put 2 rounds, a 12mm dichroic bead, 2 rounds, then wrap at point #4. Note: Allow a little more space here, because you are going to wrap in between two rounds at instruction #10.

Step 9: From point #4, put on a round, a pear, a round, then wrap at point #5, 3-4 times.

Step 10: From point #5 to #6 you will have three rounds, make one wrap in between rounds on the strand going from point #3 to #4 (refer to photo).

Step 11: From #6 to #7 you will need 3 rounds, 1 pear, then 3 rounds. Wrap a couple of times inside the loop you made in instruction #4. From #7 to #8 you will need no beads.

Step 13: From #8 to #9 use 2 rounds, a pear, 2 rounds, then wrap about 8-9 times, and cut off any access wire.

Step 14: Cut another 24 inches of 20 gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire, and start your wrap at point #10, 3-4 wraps. You are now doing the same thing you have just done, but on the other side of the bracelet. From #10 to #11 add round,pear, round, 16mm dichroic bead, round, pear, round. Wrap at #11.

Step 15: From #11 to #12, 2 rounds, 12mm dichroic, 2 rounds, wrap at #13.

Step 16: From #13 to #14, add three rounds, wrap once around the two round beads on the strand going from #11 to #12 (this is point #14).

Step 17: Then add 3 rounds, on pear, three rounds and wrap at point #15.

Step 18: Bring wire across the back of bracelet -without any beads-wrap at point #16 once or twice.

Step 19: Add 2 rounds, one pear, 2 rounds and wrap at point #17. I wrapped it 6-7 times to make contact with point #11 wrap. Cut off excess wire.



Step 20: Bend both ends to fit wrist-you can be finished at this point, or add more beads wherever you feel you need to.



Optional beads Instructions:

Step 21: Cut 2 feet 22 gauge, wrap 3 times around point #4.

Step 22: Add round bead, then wrap once, going towards center of bracelet, coming up under wire. Repeat 5 more times, until your reach point #7. Wrap 3-4 times.

Step 23: Wrap around once the wire that leads from #7 to #8. Then add pear, round, pear, and wrap around on the other side.

Step 24: Add round, wrap. Repeat 2 more times, ending at point #17 - wrap 3-4 times and cut off at #11.

Step 25: Turn bracelet over and repeat instructions 20-23.


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.