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!
Some seed beads of different colour tone
3 pcs x 30cm x 0.4mm dia. Stainless steel wire
2 jump rings
Flat nose or chain nose pliers
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.
Take the 2 other wires and wrap as you did on Step 1.
String and fill the wire with seed beads – 1 color for each wire.
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.
Let’s get ready to braid.
Take the blue wire and pull to your left, placing it in between the red and purple wires.
Take the red wire and cross it to your left like so, placing it under the purple wire.
Then take the blue wire and cross it to your right and over the red wire.
Take purple wire and cross it to your right and over the blue wire.
Take the red wire and cross it to your right and over the purple wire.
Repeat the weaving steps, alternating crossing it over each wire until you reach your desired length.
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.
Then open the jump ring and slide your clasp.
You’re done! You now have your crisscross wire beaded bangle..
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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