Today I’m sharing with you another design featuring one of my favourite fusions – macrame and wire work which combine to create this lovely rigid beaded Bangle. You can adapt this to your own style with your choice of beads and can also change the weight of the piece by using a heavier gauge wire
2mm copper wire
0.60mm copper wire
Focal bead, accent beads and spacers
Copper head pin
10mm heavy gauge closed jump ring
Cutters round nose pliers
Note: This bangle measures 6 1/2 inches (2 1/3 inches diameter). You will need to adjust your wire requirements for the finished size you require and to take into account the size of the beads you use.
Cut an 8 ½ inch length of 2mm copper wire. Add the focal beads, centre on the wire and mark the position with a sharpie. Remove the beads and secure one end of the wire in a bench vice.
Add a bead to each end of the core wire and turn a simple loop.
Take a 10mm copper jump ring and place it over the close tips of a pair of round noses pliers. Open the pliers to make an oval jump ring.
Gently shape the bangle over a mandrel then open the loops one at a time, attach the jump ring and close the loops.
Make a beaded dangle and wire wrap to attach to the oval jump ring.
Use Liver of sulphur to patinate, polish back to your preferred finish and tumble if desired.
And there you have your completed bangle…
|Heart bead by Josephine Wadman Designs|
|Mini melon beads by Pebble Dreams|