Quick weekend make – memory wire bracelet tutorial

 Because January is a month for trying new things, we are sharing a tutorial from our sister site Jewelry From Home that is perfect for anyone trying beading for the first time as well as fun for any jewellery fanatic – beautiful jewel colored memory wire bracelets.

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They are really simple to make and there is so much variety in what you can do, depending on the beads you choose. You can have a lot of fun creating bracelets in a variety of styles/themes and even layer several for an on trend look.
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Materials:

Memory wire (bracelet size) – a minimum of three coil loops, more for a larger bracelet
Round nose pliers
Cutters
Selection of beads in a mix of sizes

Step 1. Cut the memory wire with the wire cutters, we cut two complete loops but you could cut two and a half if you wanted a fuller bracelet. Decide on the design of the statement beads we decided on a pink and blue mix and then a purple and turquoise mix.

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Step 2. Thread your statement beads onto the memory wire so that they are in themiddle. Then add the smaller beads either side. When you get to about 1.2cm from the end of the wire make a loop to hold all the beads in place – you can find out how on the free Jewelry Making For Absolute Beginners tutorial.

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 We hope you give this tutorial a try it’s really simple and perfect if you are just getting the wonderful world of jewellery making.

3 Comments

  1. Posted January 20, 2015 at 12:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Great tutorial- beading is always a great place to begin in jewellery making! I’ve come across a lot of people who say they stay away from this kind of thing because they don’t believe they are able to create a unique and good looking piece but if you can get an idea of how to make beads work in jewellery, the rest will fall into place!

  2. Posted January 20, 2015 at 3:45 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks Juliet, that’s eactly why we put this tutorial up.
    For some people it may seem a little simple but memory wire bracelts are a great way to start thinking about bead combinations. Personally I always have some memory wire in my stash box because I love bracelets and I never know when I might want to quickly glam up an outfit with a few glass pearls and beads

  3. Posted February 27, 2015 at 1:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your tutorial is very impressive.
    These bracelets are very beautiful and makes a good bead combination. Love it!

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