How To: Make Wire Bangles with Wraps
Posted on September 17 2014
Learn to make these trending bangles with wire wraps around each stone.
Usually, I preferred making these fun bangles without making wraps around each stone. But after experimenting around with different stones I have found that sometimes the larger stones do need a little extra support underneath them. In this post, we are going to revise the original bangle how to and add some stylish and functional supporting wire wraps.
You Will Need:
Step 1: Wrap the Wires
BOX 1: Use the kitchen glass to wrap your wires. Each Bangles should have 4 wraps of wire around it. Place on the glass to tighten each strand of wire to desired size. Be sure one wire measures about 8-9 inches and the other end of the wire is much longer.
BOX 2: Take the short(er) end of wire and wrap around the base of the bangle until it coils 2-3 times
BOX 3: Add stone #1 on the open wire and push it down to the coils, then wrap the wire 2-3 times to secure the stone on to the bangle.
BOX 4: Taking the rest of the wire you have in your hand you will start to warp it around the stone.NOTE: Do you need a more detailed instruction on how to add your stone? Check out the original How To Blog (Click Here)
Step 2: Add the Stone
BOX 1: Continue to wrap your wire until you use it up. If you have enough wire you can wrap the wire around the base of the bangle for a touch of style.
BOX 2: When you have reached the end of the wire it will be time to secure the wire on to the bangle. This is simple, Just coin the tail around the bangle until you have 2-3 coils. Snip any access.
Box 3: Your first stone looks great and it has some stylish wire wraps underneath that also act as support for the bangle. Its time to add stone #2. Take the wire that is longer and force it down on the bangle going in the direction of the rest of the wire. I usually visualize where the stone will be placed and then I sharply turn the wire and make 2-3 coils around the base of the bangle. Add your stone, then follow the same instructions as the first stone. REMEMBER* This wire has to add two stones so only go around the stone for about 8 inches of wire.
BOX 4: Only One more stone to add! Visualize where the stone should be placed and repeat the steps from the first two stones.
Snip off access wires then apply pressure around the coils to secure!
Step 3: Make a BUNCH!
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Be sure you check out the original blog for a few more details with turning wire and adding stones! How To: Make Wire Bangles (Click Here)
I hope you enjoy this post and are feeling inspired to make some bangles in this fresh new way!
Follow along as I make this bangle on youtube!
Leave a comment if you have any questions.