I love tools especially the inexpensive plastic variety. Anything to help make jewelry faster and/or easier.  Beadalon has come up with a novel one - a circular  jig for making wire bracelets.  Check out the tutorial over on Art Beads for a Belisama bracelet by Cheri Carlson.   Isn't this crystal number lovely?

The Artistic Wire 3D jig costs less than $15. Sweet.  The above tutorial does require an extra package of pegs.  At around $5-6, it won't break the bank either.  It is a simple yet clever innovation.

You must be thinking - why can't I use a regular flat jig?  Yes you can, but you will have to remove  and reposition the work in progress as the work gets longer. The flat jig is not long enough.  

Designing on a circular jig is made easier because you can see how the bracelet actually looks like in the round. Once the first bracelet is completed and fitted, it will be a breeze to note the desired length for future designs. 

One of the pictures in the tutorial shows how the wire ends are wrapped to finish off.

Note: I have no association with either Beadalon or Art Beads although I was once part of Art Beads' past blogger program. I simply love tools! As they say, he or she who dies with the most tools, wins!!

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