Woven in Wire Jewelry: Lilium Bracelet

Don’t hesitate to over exaggerate the edges when forming the Lilium bracelet from Sarah Thompson’s stunning book Woven in Wire. These dramatic curves are what gives this woven wire bracelet character and emphasizes the organic nature of the wire jewelry design.

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

Lilium Bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

There are a variety of ways to make this design your own, including hammering the swirls or drawing a bead on the end of the wires before adding them into your weave. Instead of trimming all your decreased wires, leave one or two untrimmed and form extra swirls. Also, try cutting random lengths of wire and draw beads on both ends to add extra texture. And don’t forget you can add beads or crystals in any color palette you like! The possibilities are endless with this wire jewelry design!

This bracelet is not only beautiful, but also customizable to suit your style! You’ll be doing quite a bit of basic figure eight weave when making this wire jewelry project. So be sure to follow Sarah’s advice on holding wires and reducing hand fatigue; all of which are covered in Woven in Wire.

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

Lilium Bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Bracelet shown measures 6-3/4″ diameter.

Materials
70″ of fine silver 18-gauge wire
17″ of sterling silver 16-gauge wire
12″ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
42′ of fine silver 30-gauge wire
2 mm, 3 mm, or 4 mm beads to embellish

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
permanent marker
round-nose pliers
painter’s tape
bobbin
ring clamp (optional)
flat-nose pliers
beading awl
bracelet mandrel
chasing hammer
bench block
files
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Explore the art of wire weaving with this and other beautiful woven wire jewelry projects in Woven in Wire!


Find this and other wonderful woven wire projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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