Recently I've seen and happened upon several cute bracelets made out of Memory Wire-
Ya know those projects that you see and can't get over until you do it?
These were that way for me!
Confession: I had no idea what memory wire was! Hadn't ever heard of it before! It goes without saying that jewelry making is not my forte. :P I've only ever even ventured to make jewelry of any kind once or twice. (Insert Reminder: "Boys World" Here :P) But, I found the wire at our local craft store easily and snagged these cool beads on clearance- the only way to by them as far as I'm concerned!
And I love how this bracelet turned out!
I didn't want to take it off honestly! I'll be making more of these no doubt :)
The links above where I got the inspiration from have great tutorials, so I won't really do anything too detailed here- THIS ONE will help spell out everything you need to know :) But I will share just a bit of how I made my own bracelet...
The tools I used- Memory Wire (it is actually called that on the package- which I was relieved to see! I had thought maybe "memory wire" was a lingo type term, but no, it's not...), two short strands of beads I got at Michaels, needle nose pliers, wire cutters or the most crappy pair of scissors you own (not pictured) and smaller wooden beads (not pictured). I had thought I'd need to fill in with some extra beads I had from a broken necklace (the turquoise ones above) but, it turned out I didn't. :)
I did end up using these small seed-type wooden beads I had from some adventures in jewelry making adventures back in the day. I only had these few and they ended up being enough, thankfully! I used one smaller bead between each of the larger ones. I love the colors and "swirliness" of these beads!
Mine ended up not wrapping quite twice around my wrist. I would've like it double that much honestly, but didn't want to fill in with the extra beads and these were all I had of these ones- I still love it as is, no complaints. I really like how it can slink lower on my arm or up onto my hand- it just feels nice that way to me :)
Isn't it just pretty?!
My new favorite bracelet that I'll be able to wear with lots of colors and outfits!
Just a few simple, inexpensive resources and very little time involved- love fun projects like that!