Woven in Wire Jewelry: Interlace Bracelet

The Interlace bracelet from Sarah Thompson’s jaw-dropping book Woven in Wire looks deceptively hard, but combining the two woven strips is simpler than it looks. You’ll begin by weaving the outer frame of rings before lacing a woven strip through. When finished, others will marvel at how this intricate wire jewelry piece was created.

wire jewelry: Interlace Bracelet by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Interlace Bracelet by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Utilizing handmade jump rings, Sarah suggests using a pair of chain-nose pliers to grip one paddled end and rotate the jump ring to see if it can fit another set of coils lashed to the jump ring for optimum affect. Then, you’ll weave a second flat strip that is laced through the lashed rings. Do you think the interlacing of two woven components is the inspiration behind the name?

This bracelet features two of the three wire jewelry weaves that Sarah focuses on in Woven in Wire: modified Soumak weave and lashing. Adding new skills to your wire jewelry repertoire has never been so easy. Sarah’s step-by-step instructions make wire weaving so fun, you’ll want to start the next project right away.

wire jewelry: Interlace Bracelet by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Interlace Bracelet by Sarah Thompson from Woven in Wire

Project Details

Bracelet shown measures 6-1/4″ with a 1″ extension chain.

Materials
56″ of sterling silver 16-gauge wire
18″ of sterling silver 18-gauge wire
16′ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
20′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
1″ of 2-3 mm chain (for extension)

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
8 mm dowel
flush cutters
chasing hammer
bench block
2 pairs of chain-nose pliers
permanent marker
round-nose pliers
flat-nose pliers
painter’s tape
bracelet mandrel
files
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

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