There are different ways of making a wire bangle or cuff foundation so beads can be wired onto it. I did a coiled wire version before. This easy loopy cuff tutorial by Juliet of Spoilt Rotten Beads, is based on a foundation with wire loops at intervals. I particularly love the introduction of little wire coils here and there during the wire wrapping process. It made for a very pretty bracelet design!
If you prefer a static tutorial or need to know the supply list, the written instructions are here. She uses 16G wire which is a good thickness for the base. The wire wrapping is done with 26G wire - I too prefer this thickness for wrapping because it is stronger than 28G. Besides the 26G takes a little less time in wire wrapping and is more visible.
Before You Go:
- Wired Memory Wire Bangle Tutorial
- How to Make Coiled and Twisted Wire Bracelet Tutorials (includes tool info)
- Fun Bead Soup Wire Bangle Tutorials
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