A simple wire bangle really makes this amazing Grace Lampwork bead stand out.
With the Beadalon 3D Bracelet Jig, you can create all kinds of wire bracelets and bangles. Wyatt White from Beadalon used the jig along with Artistic Wire's colorful Artsy Wire to create an understated backdrop for the breathtaking Grace Lampwork focal at the center of the design. You can see how Wyatt makes this bracelet with his tutorial in this Artbeads Cafe video.
Position two pegs on your Beadalon 3D bracelet jig so that the Grace Lampwork Calla Lily Lake Kalera focal bead fits between them, as shown in the Artbeads Cafe video. For a standard women's wrist size, count five across from each peg and add another peg in this position. Adjust the position based on the wrist size you desire.
Unspool the 14-gauge Artistic Wire Burgundy Artsy Wire and straighten it out a little bit. Slide one of the matching crimp tubes onto the center of the wire. Position the wire so that the center of the wire and the crimp is between two of your pegs. Fold the ends of the wire down and away from the other set of pegs. Curve the wire ends around the bracelet jig until the ends come to the other set of pegs.
Fold the ends of your wire inward across the two pegs. Hold the wire ends in place as shown in the video and cut both ends in the center. Slide the wire off of our jig.
Hold a matching crimp tube in the teeth of a Mighty Crimper tool. Slide the crimp tube halfway onto one end of your wire. Crimp in place to keep the crimp tube in place on the wire. Slide the other end of the wire into the other half of the crimp tube and crimp in place. Crimp the crimp tube in place on the other end of your bangle so it matches.
Shape your bangle more on a mandrel or your bracelet jig. You can also form it gently with small bends using your hands.
Slide your Grace Lampwork focal onto the center of a 20-inch length of 14-gauge Artistic Wire Mauve Artsy Wire. Bend one end of the wire to one side of the bead and bend the other end of the wire to the other side of the bead.
Position the lampwork bead onto the center of your cuff and bend the Mauve wire ends around the respective edges of the cuff. Coil each end of the mauve wire around the cuff to create some texture in your bracelet. Coil as desired and then secure the ends with a simple loop.
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