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Memory Wire Vase and Bracelet

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Memory Wire Vase and Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

We all love versatile pieces, but we are really expanding the boundaries with this fun idea! This embellished vase makes a wonderful gift or home accent. The secret is that it is made on memory wire and can also be worn as a bracelet! This bracelet is heavy and is not recommended for smaller wrists.

Step one: Cut a length of memory wire about two inches longer than a full loop. In one end, make a single loop. For detailed instructions on how to make a single loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step two: Begin stringing your beads with a 5mm antique gold coiled heishi pewter spacer. Follow that with a pewter gold cube bead, another heishi spacer, and then add a lampwork twist oval bead of your choice. Continue with this pattern until you come within a half inch of the end of the wire. You should have 7 twist beads at this point.

Step three: Finish with another single loop. When you are done, simply drape the bracelet around a small vase, or wear it as a bracelet. Artbeads.com does not sell the small glass vase pictured in this project. We recommend visiting your local craft store for a selection.

Tools Used:
Memory wire silver bracelet(MWIRE-B1S)
19 strand jewelry wire by Griffin (JW30CL14)
List of Components:
16x14mm multi-twist oval beads (LB-988, qty 1 strand)
5mm antique gold coiled heishi spacer (GA-5583, qty 16)
Pewter gold cube bead (G-5561, qty 8)

Alternate Components:
27x11mm Multi Twisted Leaf Pendant Beads Strand (LB-963)
18x18mm Flat Flower Beads Strand (LB-998)
TierraCast Gold 6mm Beaded Heishi Spacer (G-0407)
TierraCast Antique Gold 6mm Rococo Round Heishi Spacer (GA-5630)
TierraCast Gold Cube Bead (G-5561)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

16x14mm Multi Twist Oval Beads Strand
16x14mm Multi Twist Oval Beads Strand
Code: LB-988
12 inch strand, 16x14mm beads 
1-23-56+
$15.99$14.39$12.99
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold 5mm Coiled Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Antique Gold 5mm Coiled Heishi Spacer
Code: GA-5583
Length 3mm, Width 5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.38 $0.29$0.34 $0.26$0.31 $0.24
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Alternate Components

TierraCast Gold Cube Bead
TierraCast Gold Cube Bead
Code: G-5561
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.64 $0.49$0.58 $0.45$0.52 $0.40
Qty>
27x11mm Multi Twisted Leaf Pendant Beads Strand
27x11mm Multi Twisted Leaf Pendant Beads Strand
Code: LB-963
12 inch strand, 27x11mm beads 
Price: $17.99
Qty>
18x18mm Flat Flower Beads Strand
18x18mm Flat Flower Beads Strand
Code: LB-998
14 inch strand, 18x18mm beads 
1-23-56+
$12.99 $9.87$11.07 $8.41$9.97 $7.57
Qty>
TierraCast Gold 6mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Gold 6mm Beaded Heishi Spacer
Code: G-0407
Length 2mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.19$0.26 $0.17$0.23 $0.15
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold 6mm Rococo Round Heishi Spacer
TierraCast Antique Gold 6mm Rococo Round Heishi Spacer
Code: GA-5630
Length 3mm, Width 6mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.56 $0.48$0.50 $0.43$0.45 $0.39
Qty>
TierraCast Gold Cube Bead
TierraCast Gold Cube Bead
Code: G-5561
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.64 $0.49$0.58 $0.45$0.52 $0.40
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Memory Wire Silver Bracelet 1oz
Memory Wire Silver Bracelet 1oz
Code: MWIRE-B1S
Diameter 44-57mm, Wire Gauge .64mm/22 gauge 
1-12-34+
$6.59 $4.94$5.89 $4.41$5.29 $3.96
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