DIY: make a gemstone spiral bracelet

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After the fun I had making earrings I decided to finish some spiral bracelets I had started ages ago. I used some leftover chip beads that hadn’t made it to the store and only a little of a roll of bracelet memory wire.
These too will go to my Etsy shop soon.
EDIT: I put them in the shop; click on individual image for the link!

gemstone spiral bracelet

DIY – If you would like to make these yourself, here’s a short how-to:
Supplies needed:
– half a string of chip beads
– a couple (2 to 4) of coils of bracelet-sized memory wire
– cutting pliers
– round nose pliers
Simply string the chip beads (sometimes some won’t fit the wire) and when you’re done, use the round nose pliers to make a loop on the end of the wire (PLEASE NOTE: memory wire is extremely hard to bend, but with a little practice it is possible!). Move all the beads to the closed end of the wire, then cut the wire, leaving some extra. Memory wire is extremely tough to cut as well, so you might not want to use your best pair of cutters as it may dull them. Make another loop on this end and voila! You’re done!

Gemstone spiral bracelets - New Jade

New Jade

Gemstone spiral bracelets - Citrin

Citrin

Gemstone spiral bracelets - Labradorite

Labradorite

Gemstone spiral bracelets - Rhodonite

Rhodonite

Gemstone spiral bracelets - Amethyst

Amethyst

Gemstone spiral bracelets - Hematite

Hematite

gemstone spiral bracelet
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8 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! great to see you on craft schooling Sunday, and love this simple idea!

  2. They are lovely, I'm sure they will be very popular in the shop.

  3. These are lovely, Audrey! So beautiful, and would look great with just about anything!

  4. Thank you. I hope so too

  5. Hey Aubrey, I discovered your post over at the linky party on Mazkwok. I really like these bracelets and I like that you've chosen to use gemstones instead of regular beads. Thanks for sharing this tutorial Aubrey! Anyway, I hope that you’ll check out my latest project here (http://youtu.be/uhRB1PmO61A) and let me know what you think. All the best. http://www.LOVEMEYEART.com

  6. Wow these are really pretty! Thanks for linking up at the sparkles of inspiration party!

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