Wire Weave Cuff Bracelet
by Gloria-Jean Browne
I call this free-form wire weave because there is no set pattern. I start by making a zig-zag pattern for the base. You could use 18 gauge wire but 14 or 16 gauge would be much stronger or stiffer. Then with 24 gauge wire I just go back and forth across the top adding beads then wrap around the base a couple of times and continuing doing this until I am satisfied with the look.
In this cuff bracelet I used fresh water pearls, glass pearls, MOP, aqua jasper, aquamarine, amazonite, ivory toned riverstone, teal fire-polished crystals and glass seed beads.
Using a variety of different size and shapped beads gives this piece a lot of texture. Combining the different shades of turquoise, teal and ivory together reminds me of the south pacific ocean with waves splashing across a sandy beach.
About me: Gloria-Jean Browne