Blue Wire Wrapped Bracelet Cuff
by Gloria-Jean Browne
With this wire wrapped cuff I started with 16 gauge silver plated wire and bent it into uneven zig zags and made a spiral at each end. Then to work-harden it, I hammered the wire zigs zags and spirals, this strengthens the base and makes it more stiff. Next, I took 24 gauge silver plated wire then went back and forth across the top adding beads then wrapping around the base a couple of times and continuing doing this until I am satisfied with the look.
In this blue cuff bracelet I used blue fresh water pearls, glass pearls, MOP, blue lace agate, blue fire-polished crystals, blue lampwork beads and glass seed beads.
Using a variety of different size and shaped beads gives this piece a lot of texture. I love the different shades of blue, it is soothing and peaceful and would look great with a pair of faded blue jeans.
About me: Gloria-Jean Browne