DIY Wire Tutorial: Beaded Crisscross Spiral Bangle

Remember our DIY Wire Tutorial: Crisscross Wire Beaded Bangle?

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Today, we’re going to make a variation. Same braiding and crisscrossing technique but check this out! Omit the clasp and what can we do? Create spirals and voila! You’ll have a very stylish ending!

 

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Let’s begin 🙂

 

Step 1:

Cut 4 pcs. 30cm x 0.4mm dia stainless steel wire. Measure about 6cm from the tip of the wire and wrap a piece of masking or scotch tape to keep the 4 wires together.

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Step 2:

Slide in some seed beads in 2, 3 or maybe 4 different colour tones. In this tutorial we used orange and red 11/0 round seed beads.

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Step 4:

Bring 2 wires together and cross, bringing 1 side over the other. Take note of the braiding/crisscrossing pattern. Have the wires in pairs. The right side will be placed over the left side when you cross the wires.

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Step 5:

Keep crisscrossing the wires until you reach your desired length.

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Step 6:

Now, you’re about to end the bangle. You are getting ready to make a twist at the end of the seed beads to secure the position. Twist the pair of wires to keep to secure the seed beads.

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Step 7:

To allow similar size of spirals to be created at both end, trim the 4 remaining wires and leave about 6cm in length. Take 1 end of the wire and with your round nose pliers, make a loop.

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Continue to make a loop until you reach the seed beads.

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Step 8:

Repeat Step 7 and do the same for the rest of the wires. Position the spirals in your desired pattern.

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Step 9:

Take off the tape on the other end and repeat how you did the spiral. Shape the bangle using a mandrel or any rounded object and voila! You have your Beaded Crisscross Spiral Bangle!

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Nice, isn’t it? Create several bangles in different colors and give one to your friends 🙂 A cool idea is that you can also wear this on your ankle and have bangle anklet!

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Sky Aldovino

I am a self-taught beadweaver who loves to learn and share her knowledge on jewelry making through blogging and published tutorials you'll find at DIY Beading Club.com

    One Comment On “DIY Wire Tutorial: Beaded Crisscross Spiral Bangle”

    1. Very cool, easy and cute. Thank you.

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