Make An Armful of Easy Beaded Bracelets With Wire Wrapping
The best way I can think of to practice your skills at making wire wrapped loops is to make bead and wire chains. They're easy, fun, and can be used to make so many types of beaded jewelry! Plus, the basic skills for making a wire wrapped loop are the foundation for so many other great wire wrapping techniques, it pays to get them perfect.
Every once in a while, I get the urge to load up on bracelets when I'm putting on my morning jewelry. I own a few beautiful handmade silver bracelets made out of wire wrapped links — not made by me, but made by a silversmith friend of mine — and I like to add a little dash of color to the bright silver. So I decided to get some practice with my wire wrapping and whip up a couple of bead and wire chain bracelets the other morning. Before I knew it, I had six new bracelets! What happened?
Honestly, I had forgotten just how addicting these fun little wire wrapped bracelets can be to make! And they certainly help take a bite out of my bead stash — It was so much fun to mix and match all the leftover beads I found in little baggies in the bottoms of the drawers of my bead cabinets.
Making wire wrapped jewelry doesn't have to be terribly complicated: these simple bead and wire chain bracelets proved that to me! If you're looking for more wire wrapping fun, take a look at the February/March issue of Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine. You'll find wire wrapping projects for every skill level, along with helpful tips, basic techniques, and great product reviews. And who knows? Once you finish a couple of wire jewelry projects, you might be inspired to try something new! Be daring, branch out, and subscribe to Step By Step Wire Jewelry to help advance your own wire wrapping skills for making beautiful handmade beaded jewelry.
Is there a simple wire jewelry technique that you find yourself coming back to over and over again? For me, obviously, it's my beaded chains. Leave a comment here on the Beading Daily blog and share your favorite wire jewelry techniques with us!