Memory wire is a fantastic threading material that allows you to create beautiful jewellery designs easily. For this project, we have used our beautiful amazonite beads and combined them with silver plated beads to create a stunning 'stacking' bracelet.
Memory wire is a hard, rigid, pre-coiled wire which holds its shape - unlike regular metal jewellery wire, memory wire cannot be manipulated to change its shape.
1. Use heavy duty side cutters to cut at least three coils of memory wire.
2. Apply glue to the inside of the end bead and secure onto the end of the memory wire.
3. Thread your chosen beads onto the memory wire, leaving some room on the end of the wire to allow the beads to move around slightly.
4. Glue another end bead onto the end of your wire.
Your bracelet is now complete
Instead of using end beads you can use round nose pliers to form a loop at each end of the memory wire to secure in place. This can be great for adding charms and wire wrapped beads (briolette beads would look lovely!) to add extra interest to your design.
Top tip: Use a bead board or bead mat to plan the order of your beads for your bracelet - this will make it easier to thread your beads and avoid making mistakes.
Make the design your own by using other gemstone beads and settings.
The New Encyclopedia Of Jewellery Making Techniques - Jinks McGrath
The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques By Sarah Withers
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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