So all of a sudden, these gorgeous wire wrapped bead bangles are everywhere. Have you noticed the trend? They stack together beautifully, they work up quickly, and they only take a few supplies, so that makes this a great project to try, especially if you enjoy wire wrapped jewelry. They’re inexpensive, and once you get the technique down, you can make up a bracelet in about 10 minutes. In fact, I’m sharing a video today on how to make wire wrapped bangles, and I put mine together in just 7 minutes!
So, read on for a few tips and check out the video for the full tutorial, and then make up your own collection of your favorite colors!
I’ll leave links to the supplies that I used to make today’s bracelet. These are affiliate links, so that means if you decide to buy, then it supports my blog at no extra cost to you (and thank you, by the way). But keep in mind, that like any great DIY accessories, you can make it your own by choosing what you love!
- Wire cutters
- Jewelry pliers
- Nylon pliers
- 16-gauge silver plated copper wire
- 20-gauge silver plated copper wire
- 14 mm druzy stone beads
Now, I chose classic colors and stones for my bangles, but get creative! I did find that the flatter the bead, the easier wrapping was, but don’t let that stop you from incorporating pearls or other round beads that catch your eye. You only need 3 or 4 beads per bracelet (or hey – try more!) so this is a really inexpensive project (or, splurge or those gorgeous beads you may have your eye on). Mix different colors of wire. Get creative!
In this video, I free-form my bangle, but you may find it helpful to wrap it around something round, like a glass, a tin, or a jar. Use a bracelet you already have to compare the fit. I happen to make jewelry quite a lot, so just eyeballing it works well for me. Are you ready? Let’s get started!
If you bend your bracelet as you’re working, you can straighten it with nylon pliers. The multiple layers of wire make the bangles plenty strong, but they can still bend.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I’ve had so much fun making these bracelets. Happy weekend to you all ~