Wire wrapping is a popular technique. But have you considered wire weaving or braiding? It's a bit like braiding hair. Large clamps are used to secure all the wires at one end before the weaving begins. Variations can be achieved using mixed metals or even using twisted wire.
RaNDoMLeiGH has a super copper braided wire bracelet tutorial on Instructables. The wire came from the hardware store. What's lovely about this design is the twisted wire edging.
The simpler 5 lead braided copper bracelet tutorial on the Bajabum site uses 14G copper wire.There are two ways to finish the ends, one is by simply looping each wire end and the other is to use sections of copper tubing.
It's best to use soft temper wire when doing braided wire work as it is easier to manipulate especially if it begins to work harden as the work progresses.
More Braided Wire Jewelry Inspirations and Tutorials
- Facing the Cobra Wire Work Bracelet by WireBliss Mei
- Wire Woven and Braided Jewelry - Cindy Moore includes a video demo
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