Memory Wire Bracelets! Memory wire is probably the easiest way to make a bracelet. The
wire retains it's shape (hence the name) and can be decorated using a multitude
of beads. The bracelet to the left is a simple,
yet elegant example of what can be done with memory wire. Using 8mm
Glass Pearls and 11/0 S/L Gold seed beads
we created a bracelet that is elegant enough for a bride to wear!
To begin, simply bend the end of your memory wire into a loop as shown
in the image to the right and then add your beads.
The bracelet to the right shows a simple three coil design.
Using Transparent Purple and S/L Montana Teal
pony beads, the basis of the design was built. In between each
of beads we laced a 10/0 Gold seed bead. The pattern of Purple,
Montana Blue and Gold beads was broken up with Purple
and Teal Teardrop beads. Teardrop beads look especially nice
since they turn and move while you wear the bracelet. To add more
interest, matching beads were added to the loops to create dangles. The
dangles are made from gold eye pins.
last example may look more complicated, but was actually very simple!
We used a package of the Arctic Ice Collection
and one package of Silver Lined Clear Seed Beads.
In between each of the larger beads from the Collection, we placed one
Silver Lined Seed Bead and kept adding beads until we had used all the
beads from the Arctic Ice Collection! The result was a multi-loop
bracelet that is very stunning!