DIY -Bead Studded Bangle

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Tools Needed
Flush Wire Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers

Materials Needed
6-8 feet 26 gauge wire, dead soft
45-50 4mm beads, crystal bi-cones or Swarovski pearls
1 domed bangle bracelet

Wire Wrapping Beads To The Bangle

Step 1: Cut a 3-foot length of wire.

Step 2: Secure the wire to the bangle by wrapping one end of the wire around the bangle 3 times.

Step 3: Feed a bead onto the wire.

Step 4: Wrap the bead in place by positioning it on the outside edge of the bangle and bringing the wire around to the opposite side of the bangle.

Step 5: Wrap the wire tightly around the bangle 3 1/2 times.

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Step 6: Repeat Steps 3-5 until the wire is too short to add another bead.

Step 7: Secure the wire end by wrapping it around the bangle 4 times. Cut all wire ends flush.

Tip: If the end of the wire feels scratchy, simply squeeze the end against the bangle with chain nose pliers.

Adding a New Wire To Complete The Bracelet

Step 1: Cut a new 3-foot length of wire.

Step 2: Secure the new wire to the bangle by wrapping one end of the wire on top of the previous wire wraps 3 times. (This will make for a bigger wrap, but don’t worry no one will notice.)

Use wire wraps to end the old wire and begin a new one.

Use wire wraps to end the old wire and begin a new one.

Step 3: Continue adding beads using the same techniques outlined above.

Step 4: Finish the bracelet by wrapping the wire on top of the beginning wraps. (The wrapped beads can be pushed closer together to make the perfect amount of space for the final bead.)

Step 5: Cut the wire ends flush against the bangle.

Continue wrapping beads in place until the entire bangle is studded with then.

Continue wrapping beads in place until the entire bangle is studded with beads.

About Lisa Claxton
Beads... what can I say, they are and have always taken over my life. Every room in the house has them and yet I crave more.

3 Responses to DIY -Bead Studded Bangle

  1. Thank you! I have a bracelet like this and have always wanted to fix it (the wire unwrapped) — now I know how to repair it or just start from scratch. I love B&B!

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  2. Pingback: DIY-Bead Studded Bangle • Nunn Design Notebook

  3. Amy says:

    Love it! It’s neat to be able to make some bracelets that look so professional.

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