Playing Shapes Tutorial

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About: Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor behind 2 popular jewelry making blogs and websites: Handmade Jewelry Club and DIY Lessons. She started jewelry making as a hobby few years ago and was amazed how s...

Intro: Playing Shapes Tutorial

With this tutorial you'll learn how to make the square, triangle and circle shape. The techniques you'll learn are just the basics, but it'll help you to be familiar working with wires and pliers.

Step 1: Square Shape

Cut 30cm length of copper wire. Using the tip of your round nose pliers bend the tip of the wire to start with. Then use your flat nose pliers to make a few more bends and create angles, forming a square shape. 

Step 2:

When you're nearing the end of the wire, make a loop and make another loop at the tip of the wire.

Step 3: Triangle Shape

Cut another wire and bend the tip. 

Step 4:

Continue bending, making 3 sides like that of a triangle shape. 

Step 5:

When you're nearing the end of the wire, make a loop and another loop at the tip.

Step 6: Circle Shape

Cut the same length of wire. With your round nose pliers make a loop at the tip of the wire. 

Step 7:

Grip the loop with your flat nose pliers. Bend the longer wire downwards with your left hand while you move the pliers upward, in a circular direction. 

Step 8:

When you're nearing the end make the loops.

Step 9:

Now assemble the shapes by linking each other onto the loops with a jump ring. You now have a bracelet!  Hope you like it!

I have posted the full steps on my blog. There is also a free tut on how to create the clasp. Cheers!

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    pudtiny

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks very effective, do you use pliers that have no serrations for grip on them so it doesn't mark the wire?

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    diylessonpudtiny

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Hello pudtiny,

    There are pliers specifically for jewelry making. Yes, the pliers I use do not have serrations.

    Cheers!

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    scoochmaroo

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Fun! I definitely ned to try this. I like being able to create a piece of jewelry with very limited supplies.