Wire wrapped jewelry tutorial «Bracelet»
This is a tutorial on how to make a wire wrapped bracelet using copper wires and oval shaped lapis lazuli cabochon without the hole. Here you will find many pictures and detailed description.
See my other wire wrap tutorials here:
•basic wire wrapping and weaving techniques.
Tools and materials:
•one lapis lazuli cabochon measuring 1.2” x 0.7” (30 x 17 mm.);
•a coil of 26 gauge copper wire (0.4 mm. in diameter);
•a piece of 16 gauge copper wire, approximately 20” long (1.6 mm. in diameter, approximately 50 cm long);
•a piece of 18 gauge copper wire, approximately 30” long (1.2 mm. in diameter, approximately 80 cm long);
•2x copper beads (4 mm.);
•2x copper beads (3 mm.);
•3x natural garnet beads (6.5 mm.);
•pliers; wire cutters;
•hammer and anvil (or a steel block);
•liver of sulfur, polishing crème or polishing pad;
•bracelet mandrel or some pipe to form a bracelet;
•soap and some brush to clean the pendant from the polishing creme and dirt.