Sunday, November 15, 2015

Multi Stranded Wire Braided Cuff Tutorials

By on Sunday, November 15, 2015 5 Comments

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!

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  1. These bracelets are beautiful. I am marking these tutorials to give them a try. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Hey Pearl, thank you so much for sharing this, I love the look. Now I just have to try it! Love ya' Patricia B

  3. For some reason I can't braid 'up'. I have to braid down or towards me. Clamping your wire in a vise is a great idea Pearl!

    These bracelets are both beautiful and the tutorials are well done and easy to follow. I like how she finishes them off. Neat and rather dainty as well.

  4. Wonderful tutorials! How very generous of Jocelyn to offer these for free. Thank you, Pearl for this article!