Stunning Wire Chunky Crochet Bracelets
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Make a stunning wire chunky crochet bracelet with this free crochet pattern. Use fun blue colored beads for the spring and summer months and make a different bracelet with darker colored beads in the winter. You'll need crimping tubes and needle nose jewelry pliers along with some other materials.
Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook
- 1 Roll – 15 Yards, 26 Gauge Non Tarnish Jewelry Wire (Artistic Wire®)
- 1 Toggle Set – complimenting your color. Use Round Circle Toggles or Lobster Claw.
- 4 Crimping Tubes
- 27 Beads – Mix and Match in different sizes.
- Size 5.0mm or I - Steel Crochet Hook.
- Needle Nose Jewelry Pliers (no teeth)
- Wire Cutters
We are doing 4 chains total. 3 of them will have beads, 1 of which will be strictly chaining to be a filler piece.
Chains 1, 2 & 3 Instructions:
- String 9 Beads of choice onto the wire.
- Slip Knot wire onto Hook. Leave 3 – 4” tail for using with the clasping.
- Chain 3, *move 1 bead up to the hook chain ensuring the chain wraps around the bead, chain 1* repeat * until all beads are used up. Chain 4 at the end. End chain leaving 3 – 4” tail for clasping.
- Repeat again for the next two chains following Steps 1 to 3.
- Slip knot wire onto hook, leaving 4” Tail.
- Chain 25
- End chain leaving 3 – 4” tail for clasping.
- Grab 1 side of the tails from all four chains. Ensure the look is what you want, sometimes larger beads may be on one side of the chains. Simply rotate the chains to ensure your bracelet is balanced.
- Finger twist all 4 tails from one side of the tails together. Using pliers will over tighten the twist causing wires to snap.
Forming Braid Technique
- Lay flat on a table and braid the 4 strands. Usually I have 2 chains acting together so that there are only 3 sections to braid.
- Twist the other side of the bracelet tails together. Adjust the braiding if necessary for shaping reasons.
Securing Ends and Adding Toggles
- Cut 1 side of tails so that it's about 3” from the starting of the chains.
- Slide on one crimping tube.
- Slide on one toggle.
- Bend wires and slip them through the crimping tube. The toggle will be left dangling in the loop that is formed.
- Pull the wires firm but let the toggle dangle loosely.
- Squeeze shut the crimping tube.
- Finger twist the grouping of wires around the first one or two chains.
- Slide on another crimping tube so that it's about 1/8” from the end of the grouped wires.
- Squeeze shut.
- Use pliers to bend the wires towards the crimping tube and compress tightly. This ensures that the wires won't slide out and will not stab the person wearing the bracelet. The crimping tube acts as a decorative piece though it's purpose is to secure the bracelet from falling apart.
- Weave the remaining section through the bracelet.
Repeat again for the other side.
You could do more or less chains depending on what strikes your fancy.
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