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Wire-Wrapped & Beaded Bracelet
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Wire-Wrapped & Beaded Bracelet

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Three wood dowels, 5/16" diameter
  • Wood stain or paint in colors of choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper & pencil
  • Copper wire: 22-, 20- & 16-gauge
  • Beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Wood saw
  • Bubble liquid & bucket

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut wood dowels to 2" lengths. Paint or stain; set aside to dry. Draw bubble wand designs on paper. Cut 16-gauge wire to appropriate length, allowing additional length for decorative curls and spiral that attaches to the dowel.
  2. Attach wire to a piece of scrap dowel. Create basic shape following sketched design. Keep the shape flat so it easily can be dipped into a pan or bucket of bubble liquid.
  3. Once the basic shape is formed, continue to embellish with more wire and beads.
  4. Remove wire from the scrap dowel and attach it to the painted or stained dowel. Attach more wire and beads along the dowel as desired.

TIP: Use 16-gauge wire for the basic shape and the thinner, more flexible 20- and 22-gauge wire for decorative details.

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