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How To Make Flower Shaped Wire Wrapped Loop Link Unit to Form A Bracelet

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Hi guys! This is a tutorial on how to make flower wire wrapped components to form a bracelet. 

Materials:
1 round bead
About 6 - 8 small beads
6" 18ga or 20 ga round wire

 
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Step 1:

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Prepare about 4" 18 or 20ga round wires.

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Grip the round nosed pliers about 1" from the top of the wire.

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Twist the pliers through 90 degrees away from you, creating a right angle.

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With your free hand, curve the top piece of wire towards you, shaping it tightly over the top of the pliers.

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Keep curving until it crosses the other piece of wire, and remove the round-nosed pliers.

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Grip the loop with pliers. Start wrapping the tail around the stem wire very neatly.

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Wrap about 5 times, and close together. Snip close to the stem. Cut off excessive wires with cutter.

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Thread a round bead into the other end of the wire and pull it towards to wrapped loop.

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We are now ready to make a loop at the other end of the bead. Leave about 0.5cm from the bead and twist the pliers through 90 degrees away from you, creating a right angle.

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With your free hand, curve the top piece of wire towards you, shaping it tightly over the top of the pliers.

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Keep curving until it crosses the other piece of wire, and remove the pliers.

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Grip the loop with pliers

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Start wrapping the tail around the stem wire very neatly.

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Wrap about 3 times. You notice there is some space left. We will complete the wrap to 5 times when we reach last step.

If you are making a plain wrapped loop link here. You may complete the wrap of 5 times to make it identical to the other end of the bead.

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Thread about 8 small beads into the wire.

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Wrap the small beads around the round bead.

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Pull the wire into the hole as shown in picture.

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Wrap the wire 2 times.

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Cut off excessive wires.

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Make as many flower link as neccessary. Link them together using jump ring.
susanrm3 years ago
Pretty. I made a ton of flower necklaces years ago. You can make the outer beads even more petal-like by using drop-shaped gems like in this necklace: http://hungrycatcafejewelry.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/CJ-RoyalAmethystCitrineNecklace-lg.jpg

T
he drops naturally pull together to be narrower in the center and wider on the outside, like flower petals.

If I get a chance, I'll post a photo of what I mean.
diylesson (author)  susanrm3 years ago
Thanks Susan :)
That is so cute! I love it and it seems so easy! I'll have to give this a try sometime :)
diylesson (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Hi Penolopy! I'm happy that you want to give it a try :) If you've made one, I'll be more happy if you could share it to me and I'll feature it on my blog, http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/
bluemoon63 years ago
Too cute--been making jewelry for 20 years and this is a new one to me!!!!!