Free Form Copper Wire Weave Cuff

by Gloria-Jean Browne
(Muskoka, Canada)





I love working with copper, it has such a rich warm feel to it. With this free form cuff I started with 16 gauge copper wire and bent it into uneven zig zags and made a spiral at each end. Then to work-harden it, I hammered the copper zigs zags and spirals this strengthens the base and makes it more stiff. Using a long piece of 24 gauge copper wire I wrapped the middle of this wire around the center of the base and then strung various size beads moving back and forth from zig zag to zig zag with one half of the 24 gauge wire ending at the spiral, then did the same with the other half of the wire ending at the other spiral base. (I hope that makes sense!)


For this cuff bracelet I used rainforest jasper, tigers eye, picture jasper, petrified wood, stone chips, glass pearls, fresh water pearls, fire polished crystals and of course copper beads. The green and brown beads along with the copper gives this piece an organic earthy look.

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directions on bracelet
by: Anonymous

I am trying to make this bracelet.. do the spirals on the ends connect when you wear it? I love your work. it is so beautiful....

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Clasp for Cuff Bracelet
by: Gloria

Thank you for the compliments! This particular piece is a cuff, so there is no clasp. I used 16 gauge copper wire and hammered it to give it more strength. Because it is pretty stiff you just have to slip it over your wrist and give it a little squeeze to close it up a little so it won't slip off your wrist.

Here is an example of another wire weave bracelet I made, the wire on this one was only 18 gauge and with all the beads it made it pretty floppy so I had to attached a clasp to the spirals to keep the ends together.

So if you use strong enough wire that will hold it's shape you should be okay, but if you find it floppy then by all means just add a clasp.


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Please Post a Photo
by: Gloria

When you are finished your Wire Weave Cuff, I would love to see it. Please post a photo in the Handcrafted Jewelry Photo Gallery so we can see how it turned out. And if you have any other questions about making this piece I will try and answer them as clearly as possible for you.

Thanks, Gloria :)

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fantastic NEW
by: Anonymous

fantastic!!

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That is an amazing bracelet! NEW
by: ThisWildRideDesigns/Etsy

Thanks so much for sharing. It's beautiful.

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Free Form Copper Wire Weave Cuff NEW
by: Anonymous

Gloria your Copper Wire Weave Cuff is so lovely. I like this and the way you make it. By its construction, it is looks so hard to make but your idea is the best. The paper writing service is always good and that is the reason many students are looking for it to get the best papers.

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