One popular hair style for little girls is the braided hair. I know you used to braid your hair when you were kids and I bet now you braid your little girl’s hair. Let’s use that braiding technique and apply it on making jewelry with our wire braiding tutorial – Crisscross Wire Beaded Bangle!

 

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Materials Needed:

Some seed beads of different colour tone

3 pcs x 30cm x 0.4mm dia. Stainless steel wire

2 jump rings

clasp

 

Tools Needed:

Wire cutter

Flat nose or chain nose pliers

 

 

 

Step 1:

Cut 3 pcs. 30cm x 0.4mm dia stainless steel wire. Bring up 1 wire and wrap the end onto a jump ring about 2x.

Wire braiding tutorial 

 

Step 2:

Take the 2 other wires and wrap as you did on Step 1.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Step 3:

String and fill the wire with seed beads – 1 color for each wire.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Step 4:

Take a string and tie it onto the jump ring and then find a place or spot where you can hang and hold the jump ring. Now you have 3 wires with seed beads and we’ll name them purple, red and blue.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

 

Let’s get ready to braid.

Take the blue wire and pull to your left, placing it in between the red and purple wires.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Step 5:

Take the red wire and cross it to your left like so, placing it under the purple wire.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Then take the blue wire and cross it to your right and over the red wire.

Wire braiding tutorial

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Step 6:

Take purple wire and cross it to your right and over the blue wire.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Take the red wire and cross it to your right and over the purple wire.

Wire braiding tutorial

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Step 7:

Repeat the weaving steps, alternating crossing it over each wire until you reach your desired length.

Wire braiding tutorial 

 

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Step 8:

Bring up your jump ring. Wrap each end of the wire onto the jump ring about 2x.

After wrapping cut off excess wire and press the ends of the wires with your flat nose pliers, making sure there are no sharp edges.

Wire braiding tutorial

 

Then open the jump ring and slide your clasp.

Wire braiding tutorial 

 

You’re done! You now have your crisscross wire beaded bangle..

Wire braiding tutorial 

 

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Easy and cute, isn’t it? Now, start playing with colorful beads. Explore and find other ways of using the wire braiding technique and come up with your own wire jewelry designs. :)

 

 

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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