|Finished memory wire bracelet by Mylana|
Today, we are going to make a memory wire bracelet, which is not only a very easy project to complete, it is easy for anyone to wear. Memory wire bracelets wrap around the wrist and retract back to the original spiral form for a secure fit on any size wrist.
|Tools and Materials|
Flush Cutters (Side Cutters)
Flat Nosed Pliers
What is memory wire and where can I buy it?
|Memory wire as sold|
Using your cutters, snip off 3-4 coils of memory wire. This type of wire is more difficult to cut than average types of wire.
|Initial loop to begin project|
String your beads on the wire, allowing them to descend completely down the spiral to the loop you first formed. Continue until the bracelet is the desired length.
When you achieve your ideal length for the bracelet, slide the beads into place, with as little gap as possible and trim the wire 1/4 inch or a little less than 1 cm from the final bead. Take your flat nosed pliers and grab the end of the wire and twist inward, creating a loop exactly like the one you used to begin the project. Keep twisting until the loop meets the final bead, with a firm, flush finish. The beads should not slide or be loose. Turn the bracelet and apply horizontal force to your end loop, flattening any sharp ends or edges.
Adorn the end loops with charms, drops, or dangles.
|End loop with decorative dangle|
Wear your new creation!!!