Yesterday I shared my Caged Bead Video Tutorial and it got me interested in making some caged bead jewelry again.
Previously, I have used them in earrings or just a couple in a bracelet, but this time I wanted to just use caged beads as the entire piece. So I made this bracelet.
What’s great about it is that it’s not super chunky, but it does feel substantial on your wrist with all that wire!
It’s pretty easy to make, so I don’t have a step-by-step tutorial here like I normally would, but I’ll tell you how to make it.
Materials and Tools:
- 8mm Czech class beads
- 20 gauge wire
- 7mm jump rings
- Lobster clasp
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Bent nose pliers
Follow the instructions here for making a caged bead. Make as many as you need to make a bracelet.
Make the caged beads into wire wrapped bead links. Need help making wire wrapped bead links? How to Make a Wire Wrapped Bead Link Video Tutorial.
Attach the caged beads together with jump rings. Need help opening and closing jump rings? How to Properly Open and Close Jump Rings Video Tutorial.
Add a lobster clasp to one end and a couple jump rings to the other end.
And that’s all there is to it! To make a necklace, just make it longer. And of course, you can use different beads or different metals of wire.
This was lots of fun for me to make and once you get in the swing of making the cages you really get in a zone.
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You can take it anytime and return to it again and again! Learn how to make free-form wire jewelry!
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