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Get ready for the 4th of July by making your own sparking crystal memory wire cuff!  With over 20 high resolution full color photos and easy to follow step by step directions, you'll be able to hand-make this beautiful eye catching bracelet in all of your favorite summer colors!  Don't be afraid to tackle this project if you don't have much beading experience. This project is great for beginners! Happy beading!

For more step by step beading patterns, check out my website www.SimpleBeadPatterns.com!

Step 1: Materials

Recommended materials for a memory wire bracelet approximately 7” long.

-  (1) Roll bracelet memory wire
-  (60) 6mm Swarovski bicones - we'll call [A]
-  (60) 6mm Swarovski bicones - we'll call [B]
-  (60) 6mm Swarovski bicones - we'll call [C]
-  (1) Roll 22 gauge German jewelry wire
-  (1) Memory wire cutter or heavy duty cutter
-  (1) Flush cutter
-  (1) Round nose pliers

* Note: You can switch out the bicone crystals with any other types of beads or size beads you
would like!

Step 2:

With the memory wire, measure out (1) full coil plus (¼) of the next coil and then cut with either your memory wire cutters or heavy duty cutters (do not use your jewelry cutters because it can break them). Repeat (1) more time for a 2nd (1¼) coil of memory wire.

Step 3:

With the tip of your round nose pliers, grab the end of (1) of your coils.

Step 4:

Twit your wrist back towards the rest of the memory wire so that the tip curls into a loop.  Make sure you twist your loop so that it is completely closed.

Step 5:

Repeat steps 2-3 for your 2nd coil, then slide on (1) [C] bead onto each of your coils. Slide the [C] beads down until they are next to the loops you made in step 4.

Step 6:

Next, cut a piece of German jewelry wire approximately (2”) long - you can use your regular jewelry cutters for this wire.

Step 7:

Curl the end of the piece of German jewelry wire, just like you did with the memory wire, twisting your wrist back until you form a complete loop (you can re-grab the wire and continue twisting until your loop is formed).

Step 8:

Slide (1) [A], (1) [B] and (1) [C] bead onto your German jewelry wire.

Step 9:

Place the tip of your round nose pliers approximately ¼” above the last bead added, then curl your wrist to form a loop.

Step 10:

Cut the tail of the wire off by placing the flush cutter inside the loop you just made, with the flat side of the cutter against the straight part of the wire, grab onto the tail and cut.

Step 11:

Twist your loops so they are parallel, as show below, by grabbing (1) loop flat with your chain nose and (1) loop flat with your round nose pliers and twisting until they are parallel.

Step 12:

Slide a loop of your beaded bar onto each of your memory wire coils, then slide the bar down so it is next to the last beads added.

Step 13:

Next, slide on (1) [A] bead onto each of your (2) coils.

Step 14:

Then, repeat steps 6-7 and slide on (1) [B], (1) [C] and (1) [A] bead.

Step 15:

Repeat steps 9-12. When you slide your beaded bar onto your coils, slide the side with the [B] bead onto the coil with the [A] bead on the top of the last bar, then slide on (1) [B] bead onto each of your coils.

Step 16:

Repeat steps 6-7 and slide on (1) [C], (1) [A] and (1) [B] bead.

Step 17:

Repeat steps 9-12. When you slide your beaded bar onto your coils, slide the side with the [C] bead onto the coil with the [B] bead on the top of the last bar, then slide on (1) [C] bead onto each of your coils.

Step 18:

Repeat steps 8-11, then slide your beaded bar onto your coils with the [A] side of the bar onto the coil with the [C] bead on the top of the last bar, then slide on (1) [A] bead onto each of your coils.

Step 19:

Repeat steps 14-18 until you have a complete circle of beaded bars. Your bracelet will stretch out when you put it on, so you'll probably need to continue at least ½”-1” extra, then curl both ends of your memory wire into a loop like you did in steps 3-4.

Step 20:

Cut off the extra tail of your loops like you did in step 10, then congratulations! You're finished! Enjoy your new "Crystal Cuff" bracelet!

For more step by step beading patterns, check out my website www.SimpleBeadPatterns.com!
Awesome guide!!! Great pictures and terrific step-by-steps. I just had to check out your website. It blew me away how beautiful all your stuff is. And your other guides appear to be just as good as this one. You Rock!
Thank you so much! : )
Beautiful bracelet! And I love that it's memory wire so you don't have to fumble with a clasp!
Wow, great pictures! Just looking at the pics explains exactly how you did it. Thumbs up!
This looks amazing!

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