I am just loving the look of stacked bangles for summer! They are easy to make and are a perfect accessory for a variety of outfits. You can make them in different colors and mix and match them as you please. You can even vary the wire color that you use for an entirely different feel. Learn how easy it is to make DIY bangles!
- Darice Thick Wire (16-20 guage) or Darice Memory Wire
- Darice 26 Gauge Thin Wire for Wrapping
- Variety of Darice Beads
- Darice Flat Nose Pliers
- Darice Wire Cutters
- Goblet or Glass
- Darice Charms (optional)
Step 1. Form your thicker wire onto a spherical object, such as a glass or goblet. You may want to use another bangle as a basis for your bracelet size, but you can also measure as you go. If you are using wire 16 gauge and down, your bracelet will be good with just 3 coils. For wires 18 gauge and above, you may want 4-5 coils for each bracelet. For a thicker and more stabilized bangle, use as many as 7-10 coils each.
Moreover, for an even easier time, you can use memory wire and just cut 4 coils for each bracelet – you will not need to form your wire onto a spherical object anymore as memory wire already comes in a coiled shape.
Step 2. Take a length of thinner wire and wrap the end of it around a section of the bracelet, about four times. Cut the excess wire. If you can’t wrap the wire with just your hands, use flat-nose pliers to clamp the short end of the wire to the bracelet while you are wrapping with your other hand.
Step 3. Thread a bead (or two) onto your wire, and then tightly wrap it around the bracelet base again, for another four times. Repeat two or three times on each bracelet, evenly spacing them throughout the piece.
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.