Hi, welcome to this instructable on making a wire and bead bracelet, the great thing about this is that it is totaly solder free so its safe to do with younger children as well as yourself, please do take care with any sharp ends of wire tho.


1.5 mm silver plated wire ( you can buy some really funky coloured wire if you want to use that)
0.8 mm silver plated wire
An assortment of beads in the colours of your choice


Round nosed pliers
Wire cutters
Small flat needle file
Piece of card ( for length reference)
Tape measure

Step 1: Measuring and preparing your wire

Here goes, first measure your wrist and draw a line onto a piece of paper or card so that you can just lie the wire on it to see if its long enough as you work. You can also work out what bends you wish to do at this stage or you can just make it up as you go along( which is what i do )
Leave your wire on the roll as you never know how much you will need untill you have finished but do file the start end smooth so that you dont scratch yourself when your wearing it.
Next using the very tip of the round nosed pliers start your first curl, this will be a tight one to neaten off the end, roll it around about 2 times ( see Pic )
Great instructable - thank you xx
Very pretty!
I like the design.<br />(You might want to put the picture of the finished bracelet as the main image)

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