Like the minimalist style? Maybe with a bit of warm wood thrown in? Then check out this easy peasy wood monogram wire bangle tutorial by Kim over on Made in a Day. This Mod Podge decoupage tutorial not only suits those who don't like elaborate designs but it also offers all sorts of potential depending on what you use to decorate the discs. You can buy wooden blanks in different shapes if you aren't up to sawing your own. But you do need to know how to drill. Consider a manual spiral ratchet drill like this one if you can't use an electric one.
This tutorial is a good one for those aren't familiar with working with thick gauge wire. I recommend you hammer/work harden the wire bangle which is not shown in this tutorial. Find something like a can to serve as a mandrel. I like using a car exhaust pipe fitting (available from Canadian Tire or other hardware/car part store). Do check the sizes available to ensure you can slip your hand through as the design is a bangle. This low cost bracelet mandrel is hardy for hammering.
Other suggestions include using stamped metal blanks which will require a hole puncher. Or use some sweet handmade resin discs.
Before You Go:
- Two Easy Wire Wrapped Bangle Tutorials to Try
- How to Make Metal Stamped Jewelry
- Easy Wire Work Bracelet Tutorials
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