Wrapped Bead Bracelet Tutorial
This is a terrific way to make a bracelet, necklace, earrings or even a pendant.
A good friend once told me, “There are no bad beads.” You can turn even the ugliest and most plain bead into something unique and awesome with a turn of some wire.
In this tutorial you will learn how to wrap beads with a sturdy and attractive double loop. Along the way you can make your own Wrapped Bead Bracelet, a pendant or even a whole necklace of them. You will also learn how to make bead caps for your wrapped beads.
This tutorial covers only how to wrap the beads. You can connect them together and attach a clasp in many ways. I cover this in many other tutorials. You can make a simple Infinity Connector, as covered in my tutorial Wire Whimsy or you can make a Wrapped Infinity Link as covered in my tutorial of the same name. The Wrapped Infinity Link Tutorial is included as part of a bundled package you receive when you purchase this item so you do not need to also purchase that one separately.
I use large 16 gauge wire in the photos so that you can see the details of each step large and up close.
This wire jewelry tutorial will cover many topics, such as:
- How to make perfectly round loops.
- How to make a secure bead cap.
- How to make that cool double wrapped looped.
- How to get the loops placed exactly where you want them every time.
- How to make the incredible wrapped beads with no ends sticking out and using just one piece of wire.
See the gallery below for more photos and variations. Click on any image to enlarge. This tutorial contains over 30 pages with 70 step by step full color photos. The photos are a high-resolution. You can magnify them with clarity. This one is also easily followed if you print it in black and white. You do not need to print all pages thing! I recommend looking it over and then print the few pages that you will really need to complete the project.
- 15 feet Copper round dead soft 18 gauge wire. Copper or Sterling Silver are my favorites. You can also use craft wire, silver filled or gold filled.
- 6 feet Copper round dead soft 24 gauge wire
- 5 or more 12mm round beads
You can use any gauge round dead soft wire. I like the gauge to match the size of the beads I am wrapping. I used 16 gauge in the photos so that you can see it in the photos better. I teach the class with 18 gauge and round beads no smaller than 12mm.
- Fine Round Nose pliers
- Round Nose pliers (up to 5mm wide). My favorite is the Six Step Bail Making pliers. Click on the Six Step Pliers link here to see pictures and/or purchase a pair.
- Flat nose or chain nose pliers
- Flush wire cutter
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