Woven in Wire Jewelry: Unravel Bracelet

Show off the versatility of wire weaving with the unique construction of the Unravel bracelet from the must-have book Woven in Wire. The key to this wire jewelry design was the result of a happy accident that challenged author Sarah Thompson for over a year!

wire jewelry: Unravel bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Unravel bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

The success of this bracelet comes down to making the splits. Small nylon-jaw pliers allow you to open and shape the weave without breaking the wires. The result is a lovely twist in the base wires of the weave, which are offset around the wrist. The design of the Unravel bracelet also lends itself to personalization in the form of pearl or beaded accents. It’s the kind of wire jewelry piece that will have others stunned at just how intricate wire weaving can be!

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: Unravel bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Unravel bracelet from Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson

Project Details

Bracelet shown measures 7-1/2” diameter.

Materials
5′ of sterling silver 16-gauge wire
12″ fine silver 24-gauge wire
50′ fine silver 28-gauge wire
4 Swarovski pearl 5mm rounds
8 Swarovski pearl 4mm rounds
16 Swarovski pearl 3mm rounds
1″ sterling silver or copper 3mm chain

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
permanent marker
chasing hammer
bench block
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
2 bobbins
beading awl
nylon-jaw pliers
chain-nose pliers
round-nose pliers
round bracelet mandrel
files
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Unravel this and many other beautiful wire jewelry designs in Woven in Wire!

 


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

 

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