Wire Wrapped Turquoise Bracelet Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Turquoise Bracelet TutorialI love big chunky bracelets.  I found these big chunky turquoise beads on Happy Mango Beads and knew I wanted them for a bracelet.

Turquiose beadI considered stringing them, but these are substantial beads, so I wanted to make something more secure and stable.  Bracelets can easily get caught on things and before you know it, the bracelet is in pieces if you have strung it.  When you use wire, this is much less likely to happen.  Even if you do pull it apart somehow, you won’t lose all of your beads.

Pewter ClaspI also love this big chunky clasp, also from Happy Mango Beads.  This clasp is perfect for this bracelet for ease of putting on such a chunky bracelet.

If you learn better via video, the above video shows you how to make the bead links and how to interlock them.  I’ll also show you via the photos below.

Wire wrapped interlocking link tutorialMaterials and Tools:

  • Turquoise Magnesite Oval Tabular Beads 30mm 
  • Pewter Toggle 30mm (at the time of this post, it seems to be sold out, but any big clasp would work)
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • 2 Pairs of pliers – I used chain nose pliers and bent nose pliers

Step #1

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link TutorialCut a piece of 20 gauge wire that is a couple inches longer on each side of the bead.

Step #2

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialHold the wire with round nose pliers a couple of inches from the end of the wire.

Step #3

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet Tutorial

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialBend the wire down around the barrel of the pliers.

Step #4

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialInterlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialTake the wire off the pliers.  Then hold the loop in chain nose pliers and twist around while straightening the loop so it’s centered.

Step # 5

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet Tutorial

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet Tutorial

Continue wrapping around the wire.  Wrap a few times trying to keep the wraps even and tight.

Step #6

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialSlide a bead on the wire.

For the first bead for the bracelet, you’ll just finish the link by completing a wire wrapped link following steps #2 – 5 again.

For the rest of the beads, you’ll be linking the beads together following the instructions below.

Step #7

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialInterlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet Tutorial

Hold the wire in the round nose pliers and wrap around one barrel of the pliers like in step #3, but do not finish the wrap.

Step #8

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialSlide one loop of the first bead link into the started loop of the 2nd bead link.

Step #9Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialHold the loop in chain nose pliers and complete the wrap just like in step #5.

Step #10

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialContinue until your bracelet is the desired length.

Step #11

Interlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialInterlocking Wire Wrapped Bead Link Bracelet TutorialOpen 2 jump rings and attach one part of the clasp to each end.

How to Make a BraceletThen I also made a necklace!

How to make a necklaceHow to Make a Bracelet

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