Monday, February 2, 2015

Bohemian Memory Wire Bracelet

This post originally appeared on the Darice site Live. Craft. Love.

I am a long-time fan of their products.

I want to share a simple fast bracelet that looks high end, but could not be easier.

This versatile bohemian piece uses memory wire and some amazing beads from Darice.

You will need:

Darice 1984-52            Wood bead strand 8mm
Darice 1984-58            Wood bead strand 12mm
Darice 1999-968 Round Green Red Unakite 10mm
Darice 1999-4044        Natural Turquoise Rondelle 4mm
Darice 1999-209          Gold Stone beads 8mm
Darice 1999-217          Turquoise Round stone beads 10mm
Darice 1999-4841        Wood Bead strand button 12mm
Darice 1999-5517 Painted Aqua/Gold 12mm
Darice 1962-92            Continuous Bracelet memory Wire
Darice SS-135   Jewelry Tassels-aqua and blue
Darice Needle Nose Pliers
Darice Wire Snips

Begin by using the needle nose pliers to make a loop at the end of the memory wire.

This keeps the beads from sliding off the wire while you are adding them.

You may add the beads any way you like.

I added some of the 1984-52Wood bead strand 8mm, 
1999-5517 Painted Aqua/Gold 12mm,
1984-58       Wood bead strand 12mm,
 1999-968 Round Green Red Unakite 10mm,
 and 1999-4044 Natural Turquoise Rondelle 4mm.

You may add more or less beads to suit your own style.

When the first bracelet looks like you want it to, use the wire snips to cut memory wire about ½ inch longer than the last bead.

Use the needle nose pliers to make a loop in the end of the wire.

Use pliers to open loop slightly and add a turquoise tassel.

Repeat at other end.


Ready to wear!

You have plenty if memory wire remaining so you can make more bracelets.

I made another bracelet using: 
1984-52Wood bead strand 8mm, 
1999-4841 Wood Bead strand button 12mm,
 and 1999-217 Turquoise Round stone beads 10mm.

Repeat directions for making loops at the ends and enjoy.

Memory wire makes beading a snap and choosing your accessories even easier.

Darice also carries memory wire for necklaces and rings and pre-cut bracelet memory wire.

Have fun and enjoy!

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