Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wire Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Make your very own wire wrap bracelet with this easy tutorial.

Supplies you will need:

Beautiful Beads

Wire 16 gage (I used aluminum in gold)

Wire 24 gage ( I use BeadSmith gold)

Round nose pliers

Flat nose pliers

WIre cutters

A file (I use an old metal file because it is easy to hold)

1st Step

Cut your 16 gage wire into two pieces for the frame. Depending on the size of the wrist anywhere from 7 to 12 inches. Remembering to measure extra for the swirls and waves.
Cut another two pieces for the clasp. 12 inches for the swirls.

2nd Step 

File down all the edges of the wire so they are smooth.

3rd Step

Making the clasp.

Take the wire you cut for the clasp and bend into a circle. Then using your round nose pliers, curl up the ends into a spiral. Start at the very end pinch the wire and roll in toward the circle. Do this on both sides. 
Then do the same as above for the other side of the clasp. Fold over this clasp's circle to make the hook. I didn't take enough pic's but here is a link to a tutorial of The Garden Gate Clasp, from Art Bead Scene Blog.

4th Step

Bend your frame into waves or spirals. This is where you can get creative. I just waved mine.

Then you wrap 24 gage wire on the end of the two frames. Starting on one side and going along to the other side. Place beads on the 24 gage wire and wrap around the frame wherever you like. 

5th Step

Put the two frame wires into the swirls of your clasp and bend over the top with your round nose pliers.

Connect the clasps on each end this way.

Your done!
Clasp to your wrist.

Have a happy wire wrapping day!



  1. Thank you for sharing this, Chandra!!

  2. WOW WOW, you made really gorgeous wire rings & bracelets!! I LOVE the chunkiness yet very girly design :). Thanks so much for following me :).