This gemstone donut bangle is another example how our beautiful gemstone donuts can be used in a piece.
It's really easy to make, looks fab and is a great example of how a simple design can really work!
With one of the lengths wrap the wire through the hole of the donut to create a bail with a loop on one side, you want the loop to be about 5mm in diameter.
Repeat with another length of wire and do the same the other side. This will give you connector loops either side of your donut.
Now you just have to attach it to your bangle bar, use flat nose pliers to ease open the closed side of the bangle bar, and attach one side of your connector.
Once bangle top is threaded onto the closed end of the wire take care to squeeze the loop shut so it will not fall off.
The other end is used to close the bangle when it is on your wrist so that the tension of the wire will then cleverly keep the top in place. Please note that as the wire needs to be under tension to be secure, these are snug around your wrist.
Side cutters - for cutting and trimming wire, head pins etc.
Round nose pliers - for bending loops in wire
Snipe nose pliers - for open and closing jump rings
make the design your own by using your favourite gemstone donut
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
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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