Jocelyn of Fantasia Elegance is not just an accomplished wire worker but she also generously shares some really lovely wire jewelry tutorials. The first is the 5 Strand Celtic Wire Braided Cuff design which is easy enough for beginners. I love how she left gaps to create this open wire design unlike most wire braiding I have seen.. The technique will remind you of French braided hair! But I think working with wire is easier than hair!
Part 1 shows how the braiding is done. Part 2 covers how the wire ends are finished. I particularly love the beads as they add color to the wire design. One suggestion is to clamp the taped up end in a table top vise so that you can manipulate the wires with both hands. Square wire will also look great with this design!
The 9 strand wire cuff bracelet tutorial is more challenging so don't try this one until you tried the 5 strand cuff design. She does make it look easy! But it does take experience with wire. So if you've never braided wire before, use craft wire or plated wire first!
Before You Go:
- Braided Gemstone and Bead Cluster Bracelet Tutorial
- A Really Pretty (and Easy) Twisted Wire Bracelet Tutorial
- How to Make Woven or Braided Wire Bracelet Tutorials
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