Wrap Bracelets DIY

How to Make DIY Silk Wrap Bracelets

Great tutorial about how to make your own Wrap Bracelets! Again from the amazing people at Live In Art

Silk Wrap Bracelets: Tutorial

 

The past several weeks have been a great deal of fun. My early mornings and evenings are filled with jewelry making as I prepare for Local’s holiday art show. Given that my jewelry tends to have a higher price point, I’m trying to make a handful of things that are less time consuming, so less expensive. One example is this simple silk wrap. Following is the tutorial.

Materials Needed:
2.5 ft silk cord
8 sterling silver bead drops (although this tutorial includes making your own, in which case you’ll need a torch and some wire wrapping tools)
2 crimp covers (optional)
1 button

Directions:

1. Cut your sterling silver wire into 8 1-inch lengths.


2. Using your torch, melt the tip of each piece of wire until you have created a little ball.

 

 


3. With your wire wrapping tools, create a loop next to each silver ball, and twist the wire around itself twice. Snip off the end, and press down sharp edge.

 

 


4. Form a simple knot at one end of your silk cord. I like to cover the knot with a sterling silver crimp cover to give the wrap bracelet a sharper look.

 


5. Slip your bead drops onto the cord, and space every 2-3 inches.


6. Measure the cord around your wrist. It should wrap 4 times. Mark the spot where you’d like to place the clasp (button). Weave the end of your cord through the button, and secure with a simple knot. Tie a second knot .5 inches away from the button. Secure the knot with a crimp cover.

 

That’s it. These wrap bracelets are especially quick to make when you’ve purchased the drop beads, but I do enjoy making them myself. Once you’ve made one wrap bracelet, they’re beautiful when combined with different colors, so make a few!

 

 

 

Enjoy your Wrap Bracelets!

 

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