The first time I encountered directions for making a memory wire bracelet I thought it was a fairly basic piece of jewelry and one that you would only make once. Since then, however, I have been fascinated to discover all the different ways you can use memory wire and even all the different configurations you can have for just a single long length.
Here are a few of the memory wire videos on my YouTube channel.
- Coiled Pink Perfection Bracelet Tutorial
- Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet Tutorial
- Swoosh Dangle Earrings Video Tutorial
- Sparkleberries Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
- Red Boho Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial
- Summer Berries Bracelet-Jewelry Tutorial
- Friday Findings-Memory Wire Bead Ends
- Friday Findings-Memory Wire
Today’s project is the longest memory wire bracelet I’ve made. It gives the look of a stack of seven bangles. To get this design right takes a little bit of planning, but most of your time will be spent stringing all those beads. Because three of the “bangles” are duplicated I needed quite a few beads and necessitated a trip to the craft store to fill out what was already in my stash. Always a fun necessity!
In the tools and materials I have links for as many of the products I used as I can find online. But I strongly suggest that you first raid your stash and see what you already have that you can use. Then, like me, you can fill in the corners with a fun trip to the bead store. 🙂
Tools and Materials:
- 60 inches memory wire
- Memory wire ends, optional
- Five minute two-part epoxy, if using memory wire ends
- Memory wire cutters
- 8 inches 12, 10 & 8mm glass pearls
- Filigree bead caps (20 or so)
- 8 inches 6mm faceted rose quartz beads
- 8 inches copper saucer spacer beads (these are close to, but not quite like the ones I used)
- 16 inches 6/0 glass seed beads
- 16 inches 4mm glass pearl beads
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Bangle Illusion Memory Wire Bracelet-Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.