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Wire Star Bracelet

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For my senior prom, I wanted to make my own bracelet rather than buying one that's run-of-the-mill and detrimental to my wallet. I got a lovely midnight blue prom dress (squeal) for free due to a local program in which high school students can try on and pick out dresses. The program also provided one matching accessory, and I chose a necklace with a star pendant (shown in the title picture). I wanted a bracelet to match this pendant and my dress, hence the star links and dark blue bicone beads.

 
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Step 1: Materials

  • wire (I used 20 gauge silver-colored copper wire.)
  • cylindrical object for making jump rings if you don't already have them
  • pliers
  • beads (I used these bicone beads here.)
  • OPTIONAL: clasps (or you can follow my steps for making them ^^)

Step 2: Star: first point

You'll need to make each individual star, and here's how to do it:

Begin by using your pliers to make a sharp bend about 3mm from the end of the wire (I wanted my stars as small as possible.). Then make another one about 3mm from the previous curve, bending the opposite way this time (I'll call this outward from now on because this is "outward" away from the center of the soon-to-be-star). You should have something that looks like a triangle without one side.

Step 5: Star: fourth point

Picture of Star: fourth point
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Can you guess what you have to do this time?

That's right; bend the wire inward about 3mm from the previous bend, and then outward about 3mm from that curve. See the second image to see how things should line up.

jcole2421 days ago

OOOOOOOHHH! This gives me an idea! Using this 'ible I can paint the stars yellow (or wire wrap them with yellow seed beads) and make paopu fruit (Kingdom Hearts I) charms, so I can make Kingdom Hearts inspired jewelry! THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!!!

I can't believe how good those stars look, love the bracelet
watchmeflyy (author)  emilyvanleemput2 months ago

Thank you for your nice comment, Emily!

beadinggem2 months ago

Love the bracelet and the delicate stars! Will share on my blog!

watchmeflyy (author)  beadinggem2 months ago

Thank you for your comment! And thanks for sharing my project! ^^

Very beautiful Idea :)

watchmeflyy (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 months ago

Thank you for your lovely comment! :D

So pretty! your wire jewelry making skill amazes me!

watchmeflyy (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 months ago

Thanks so much for your nice comment! Your skills are similarly amazing! ;)

Wow so pretty! I definitely would not be able to freehand those!

Thank you so much for your nice comment! It's not actually as hard as it may seem, so I encourage you to go out on a limb and try it out. *wink*

That looks wonderful! I couldn't freehand a star if my life depended on it!

watchmeflyy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 months ago

The stars are actually easier than they look, and practice definitely makes perfect in this case (from what I experienced)! Also, for drawing or sketching stars in general, what I find helpful is drawing five points in a pentagon formation first before connecting them by drawing in the five corners of the star. Just a tip for your next star-sketching adventure. ;)