Gemstone Topper – Building Block Series View

This tutorial is part of the Bangle Building Block Series.  You will need to watch and make the aperture strap bangle tutorial first.   Then this tutorial shows you how to frame a faceted stone and attach it to the bangle strap.

Materials

I used a 14mm x 12mm faceted amethyst

5 lengths of 21 gauge dead soft square wire

21 gauge half hard half round wire

 

Run Time 27:59

Aperture Bangle Strap (Building Block Series) View

This is the first part of a new series of tutorials, my building blocks.

This tutorial is for a bangle strap with a central opening.  I make dozens of these when my muse is off on her jollies and not helping me in the slightest.   Then when she is back I make the decorative topper that creates a beautiful bangle.

So this tutorial is just the strap and I will be doing several 'topper' tutorials to show you how to make the tops that connect to the strap. You can mix them up or pick and choose

Materials

  • 8 Lengths of 21 gauge dead soft square wire
  • 18 gauge half hard half round wire
  • 1mm or 18 gauge round wire

Run Time 21:07

Beaded and Splayed Bangle View

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Beaded and Splayed Bangle

This is a useful tutorial even if you are not sure you like the design of the bangle.  It will show you how to nestle a bead into the wires so that it looks like an integral part of your design and not an after thought.  It also shows haw to splay the wires of your bangle strap and you can use this to create so many different looks. We also use a variation on the standard bindings to add interest.

So super fun, new things to learn and so versatile.  And if you do like the design is it beautiful in its asymmetry with added interest in the unusual binding, light and delicate to wear - the perfect piece for summer.

Materials

  • 21 Gauge square wire (half hard or dead soft)
  • 18 Gauge half hard half round wire
  • 18 gauge or 1mm round wire
  • A Bead - I used a 4mm swarovski cube

Run Time 31:14

 

Wave Bangle Video Tutorial View

A timeless design that is graceful and elegant.  Light weight and so easy to wear the wave bangle has been a firm favourite for many years.  Previously this tutorial was available in PDF format but due to requests I have re-made it into a video tutorial.

Materials

  • Two tone 21 gauge square wire dead soft.  I used 14k gold fill and silver.
  • 18 gauge half hard half round wire
  • 21 gauge half hard half round
  • 18 gauge or 1mm round wire

Run Time 27:17

Beaded Triple Stacked Bangle – A Wire Wrap Tutorial View

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The Triple Faux Stacked Bangle - Wire Wrapped Bangle Tutorial

This is not three separate stacking bangle but one made to look like three.   This is a really lovely bangle and even through it is quite substantial the gaps separating the three areas give the piece a light airy look.

Materials

  • 1.6mm or 14 gauge round wire
  • 0.8mm or 20 gauge round wire
  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire
  • I used 4mm beads

Run Time 36:16

Tapered Bangle View

Tapered Bangle Tutorial.

Sleek, sophisticated and absolutely yummy.  I adore this bangle!  You don't need to make it all in silver like I did you could add gold fill or copper for a multi toned effect.  Or use different beads.  Getting the Tapered opening in the bangle can be a little tricky and may not work the first time but patience is a must with this bangle slow and steady will bring you results you desire.

Materials

  • 21 gauge square wire dead soft
  • 18 gauge half hard half round wire
  • 1mm or 18 gauge round wire
  • A range of beads that graduate in size

Run Time 24:16

 

O So Simple Spiral Knot Bangle View

This Knot is super simple to make and yet looks so effective.  Although this tutorial shows you how to use it on a bangle try it on pendants and earrings once you have the knack they are great additions to your jewellery.

Materials

2mm or 12 Gauge Round Wire

1mm or 18 Gauge Round Wire

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Run Time 05:41

 

 

The Triple Chain Bracelet Part 1 View

Part 1 Of the Triple Chain.

Part 1 covers the clasp of the bracelet, this is a pretty clasp and can be used with any number of pieces that can use a 'T' bar fastener.  The addition of the beads makes your fasteners more personal and they can tone and complement the rest of the piece that you have added them to.

Materials

  • 1mm or 18 gauge round wire
  • 3 x 5mm Swarovski Glass Pearls
  • 4 x 3mm Silver beads

 

Run Time 6:22

The Triple Chain Bracelet Part 2 View

Part 2 Of the Triple Chain.

Part 2 covers the basic wire wrapped chain using beads.  This chain is a great basic skill and can be used in so many different ways.

Materials

  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire
  • Beads

Run Time 6:08

The Triple Chain Bracelet Part 3 View

Part 3 Of the Triple Chain.

Part 3 covers the briolette section of the chain showing you how to wire your gemstone so that it looks a little like 'Shrek' this make a very pretty chain.

Materials

  • 0.4mm or 26 gauge round wire
  • Gemstone Briolettes
  • Small accent beads

Run Time 5:30