Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easy Loopy Wire Wrapped Cuff Tutorial

By on Sunday, April 03, 2016 5 Comments

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.

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5 comments:

  1. The Destination page of the Static instructions link seems to be missing, please check the link Pearl

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    1. Thanks to readers like you who let me know. The link has been updated!!

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  2. That's a really nice looking cuff. I like the coils as well. It adds a detail that keeps your eye traveling around the cuff. You could end it with a hook to catch into the starting loop and make a nice bangle out of it as well.

    Good find my friend! I'm sure I'm going to give it a try.

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    1. Good idea about adding a clasp. I think I would definitely add a clasp!!

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  3. It is interesting how even the simplest idea doesn't come to your mind unless you see it :) I made a similar foundation for a collar necklace but never used it as such because it was very stiff and would leave marks on the neck - and this is the perfect project for it! Thank you, Pearl!

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