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Are you looking for a new jewelry project to try? Have you thought about making a memory wire bracelet? Memory wire is one of the more popular styles of bracelet out there, and they are effortless to put together with minimal time and materials.
What You Will Need:
- Memory wire (I got mine through Create For Less – Affiliate Link)
- Beads (I used ones that I had lying about, the crystal ones are from Amazon, and the big chunky ones are from Michaels)
- Round-nose Pliers (Check out this post for more details on pliers)
- Wire Snips
- Chain nose pliers.
Measuring your Memory Wire
We begin by measuring a length of memory wire for the bracelet. I usually loop it onto my wrist and eyeball how much wire I’ll need. It is always best to overestimate your wire amounts – you cannot add more wire if you cut it too short!
Once you have your wire measured, you will use your round nose pliers to create a little loop on one end of the wire, so your beads don’t slide off!
Stringing Your Beads
I recommend figuring out what order you would like to string your beads. You can accomplish this by lining your beads up on your work surface to see what pattern works best or even doing a little diagram for yourself on paper. This pre-planning can be useful for projects that involve different bead colors and sizes, such as my example for this post!
Once you know the order you want them, start stringing them onto your wire in that order.
Once you’ve got all your beads on, you’ll want to close off the wire in the same method you used above. It may be a bit tricker now that you have all your beads on, so one tip I have is to use the second set of pliers to guide the wire around your round nose pliers to close the loop.
Once you have it looped off, your bracelet is ready to wear. You can add a charm onto one or both of the loops if you like, but it’s not required. Other ideas for finishing can include using jewelry glue on your end bead to secure it to the wire.
Memory Wire Bracelets Are Easy to Make
My project took roughly fifteen minutes from start to finish if you are new to jewelry making it may take you a bit longer. Memory wire bracelets are a great project to get started with jewelry making as they don’t require a lot of materials either.
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