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Art Bead Scene Blog: Memory Wire Cuff Bracelets

Want a fast, easy, affordable and completely trendy item for your summer shows? Pull out that spool of memory wire that you have stashed away in your supplies and create some fun memory wire bracelets. Here is an updated version of one of the simplest designs you can whip up.

What you'll need:
Memory Wire - 3-5 loops depending on how big you want the cuff
Seed Beads - I used 4x2mm peanut seed beads and 11/0 copper seed beads
Decorative headpin - Humblebeads
Pewter charm - Green Girl Studios
3 7.5mm copper jump rings

Tools:
Round and chain nose pliers, heavy duty wire cutters or memory wire cutters and a Spin-N-Bead bead spinner.


Directions:

1. Form a loop on one end of the memory wire. Use the chain nose pliers to press the end of the loop, so that it is completely flush - you don't want your charms falling off!

2. Add the seed beads to the bead spinner and position the end of the wire to catch the beads as they spin around. (Watch the video below and use the end of the memory wire instead of the needle.) You should be able to bead the bracelet within a few minutes.

3. Add on your charms to the end of the wires with the jump rings or by opening and closing the loop. For the headpin, I created a wrapped loop and kept wrapping the extra wire to create that entwined texture.

4. Add the 3 peanut beads to a jump ring and attach to the loop. Repeat.

Word of caution: Don't use your good flush cutters to cut memory wire - memory wire is harder than normal wire and will destroy them. Use an old pair of heavy duty hardware wire cutters or pick up a memory wire cutters.

What the heck is a bead spinner? This is! Watch the video below to see how it works. If you hated working with seed beads before because stringing them is so time consuming - well you are just going to love me for sharing this handy little tool. It took just a few minutes to whip up the bracelets using the Spin-n-Bead from Beadalon. You can find them at craft stores or online bead shops.

Chainologie Chainologie Antique Brass Chain _#21: 3x3.5mm Modified Flat Peanut/Oval Link Cable Chain (per 25-foot spool)
Art and Craft Supply (Chainologie)
  • A natural choice for for earrings, delicate multi-strand chain bracelets, and necklaces with smaller stone, crystal or glass beads
  • Lead-free, nickel-free soldered link brass chain
  • Chain pattern alternates an oval link with a link that is kidney-shaped (peanut-shaped)
  • Oval links measure approx. 3.5mm long x 3mm wide; Peanut links measure approx. 3mm long x 2mm wide.
  • Antiqued brass plate for vintage-look jewelry
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Chainologie Chainologie Gunmetal/Hematite Chain _#27: 3x3.5mm Flat Peanut/Oval Link Cable Chain (Per Yard/Per 3 Feet)
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  • A natural choice for for earrings, delicate multi-strand chain bracelets, and necklaces with smaller stone, crystal or glass beads
  • Lead-free, nickel-free soldered link brass chain
  • Chain pattern alternates an oval link with a link that is kidney-shaped (peanut-shaped)
  • Oval links measure approx. 3.5mm long x 3mm wide; Peanut links measure approx. 3mm long x 2mm wide.
  • Gunmetal/Hematite for bold jewelry. (Gunmetal plate may contain a slight bit of nickel, and is inappropriate for children s jewelry.)
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