(Components list at bottom of page)
by: Jennifer Tough
Wire lace is such a dream to work with, as it gives you the drape of the lightest thread, but with the glorious sheen of metal. I've mixed a bunch of different colours of metal in this bracelet, and I just love the result. This may be one of my most favourite bracelets yet.
Step 1) Cut three 1 foot lengths of the wire lace.
Step 2) Thread all three lengths into one of the little holes on the Vintaj connector. Tie a triple knot, and cut off the excess wire.
Step 3) Link together 5 jumprings, and then thread those on to all three strands of the wire lace.
Step 4) Working with each strand individually, thread on a mix of firepolish beads, and the 3mm sterling balls. Knot before and after each firepolish crystal to ensure they stay put.
Step 5) Link together another 5 jumprings, and thread them through all three strands.
Step 6) Cut a 2" piece of 18 gauge sterling silver wire. Starting in the middle, wrap it around your round nose pliers to create a loop in the middle, and keep the ends flat.
Step 7) Use a chasing hammer, and a bench block to flatten, and work harden the loop, and each end of wire.
Step 8) Cut about 2" of 24 gauge copper wire, and wrap it tightly around the middle of the clasp. This is mainly for colour contrast. The wire bar will hold on it's own.
Step 9) Thread all three strands though the loop on the wire bar you just made. Make a triple knot and cut off the excess wire.
Note: We do carry all of the tools necessary to make this - some may only be available in the retail store.
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| 74701012-06 Artistic Wire - 24ga Round Wire - Natural Copper (Spool)|
|Price: $ 5.95|
|Qty: 12||s16270 Firepolish - 8x6mm Faceted Donut - Ramses (strand 25)||Price: $ 9.75|
|Sorry - this item|
|Qty: 10||22801016-02 Jump Rings Open 5mm - Antique Copper (5 gram)||Price: $ 1.00|
|Qty: 11||96002412 Sterling Beads - 3mm Seamless Round - Bright Sterling (100)||Price: $ 31.95|
| impssw18gahh Sterling Wire - 18ga / 1.0mm Round - Half Hard (foot)|
|Price: $ 6.85|
|Sorry, Out of Stock|
| s20422 Stringing - 1mm Wire Lace Ribbon - Cocoa (Spool)|
(i used about 3 feet.)
|Price: $ 17.85|
|Sorry - this item|
|Qty: 1||s23266 Tools - Hammer - Chasing Slightly Domed||Price: $ 18.95|
|Qty: 1||s24374 Tools - 3in Bench Block - Steel and Wood||Price: $ 22.65|
|Qty: 1||s21573 Vintaj - Waterlily Toggle Ring - Natural Brass||Price: $ 4.80|
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