I love to mix and match them and stack them together. The stack above includes the bracelet in today’s tutorial, as well as simple strung bracelets and a double bracelet.
The warm weather is the perfect time to show off your art on your wrists. Just keep adding bracelets until you feel like it’s enough for you. I really don’t think there is such a thing as too many bracelets.
Here’s the Bangle Bracelet Tutorial:
I’ll teach you how to make a fabric wrapped wire bangle bracelet and then you can use some of the suggestions to make different bangle bracelets like beaded bangles or adding some bead dangles to them.
- Fabric scraps (22″ long by 3/4″ wide)
- 18 or 20 gauge wire and 24 gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Bent nose and/or needle nose pliers
- A can or something cylindrical to form the bracelet around.
Optional for making other bangle bracelets:
- Head pins to make bead dangles
- 7 mm jump rings
Form the wire into a circle. I used a tin can. Be creative and see what you can find around your house. It does not have to be exactly the right size because you can adjust the wire into a bigger circle after you get the circle formed.
Make a bend in the other end of the wire to put through the loop.
Note: if you are making a beaded bangle, you won’t be able to do this step now. Slide your beads on first.
**NOTE: I left this part out on the video. I have been wearing the bracelet I made without hammering it and it is holding up just fine. So if you don’t have a hammer and steel block, don’t worry about it.
Use pliers to make sure the wire ends are pushed in.
Note: if your fabric has one right side, make sure to keep that side on the top.
Fabric with bead dangles:
Then use the Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial to make bead dangles.
You could also make beaded bangle and add bead dangles to it.
Make several and pile them on all at once for a great look.
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