Spring Butterfly Memory Wire Bracelet: Project Instructions

Spring Butterfly Memory Wire Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 16th Mar 2019

Memory wire bracelets are not only simple to make, they're easy to wear as well! Memory wire is a hardened wire that holds its shape - which means that a clasp is not necessary as the bracelet can be wrapped onto the wrist.


MATERIALS REQUIRED
  • 4 loops of bracelet memory wire
  • 36 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 18 chrysolite green 8mm rondelle glass crystals
  • 18 pink 8mm rondelle glass crystals
  • 18 light sapphire blue 8mm rondelle glass crystals
  • 9 rose metal beads
  • 8 plain curved metal tubes
  • 2 x 50mm head pins
  • 2 x pink butterfly glass beads
  • 2 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 2 x small green leaf glass charms

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Memory Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • 2 x Crimping Pliers

Take your bracelet memory wire and twirl one end into a loop using the twirly wirlie pliers. Thread on:
  • a 3mm plain metal ball
  • a chrysolite green 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a pink 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a light sapphire blue 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a 3mm plain metal ball
  • a rose metal bead
  • a plain metal ball
  • a light sapphire blue 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a pink 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a chrysolite green 8mm rondelle glass crystal
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • a plain curved metal tube

Repeat the pattern until you have used all 9 rose metal beads, omitting the plain curved metal tube on the last set (so that the bracelet ends with a set of beads and a plain metal ball). Cut off any excess memory wire using your memory wire cutters, leaving 15mm of wire bead-free. Use your twirly wirlies to make a full loop at the end of the wire.

Pick up one of the head pins and thread on:

  • a pink butterfly glass bead

Open up one of the jump rings (as they are quite strong, you will need two sets of pliers, or a set of pliers and a jump ring tool) and attach it to the loop at one end of your bracelet. Whilst the jump rings is still open, thread on one of the butterfly drops and one of the small green leaf glass charms. Close securely. Open the other jump ring and attach to the other end of the bracelet. Whilst is is still open, thread on the other butterfly drop and leaf glass charm. Close securely. Your bracelet is now ready to wear - to put on, simply twist around your wrist.

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