DIY Link Bracelet tutorial, bracelet instructions, How to Wire Wrap Bracelets
This listing is for the instructions to make this piece of jewelry, not the actual piece or the materials. This is intermediate level project, although the instructions are very clear and thorough, wire workers of all levels could complete this project successfully.
The “Story Teller” is a design idea I had been working on for a very long time, as a way to “tell a story” with a beautiful piece of jewelry. This tutorial provides step by step instructions to create an interlocking hinged link bracelet with a nearly invisible clasp. 21 design ideas and elements included.
Materials for a 7 1/2" (19.1cm) bracelet with 1/2" (1.3cm) square links:
45 inches (114.3 cm) wire – 20 or 21g – square or round half-hard
60 to 100 inches (152.4 to 254cm) round wire - 24ga; 26g; 28g; or 30g dead soft
20ga 1/2 round wire for the hinge wraps - half hard is preferred
11 to 66 beads (your choice)
Note: the difference in materials suggested reflect the 21 different design ideas and elements included in this tutorial.
❤️Tutorial updated March 2013 to include the basic construction of the "Girl Scout" knot featured in most of the variations. Also updated for appearance, some minor tweaks, and metric conversions.
6 pages, 13 steps and 17 photos added for a total 76 photos and 23 pages.
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