Leftovers aren’t just for lunch anymore.
I had a few gorgeous handmade lampwork beads left over from a previous project and only 20 minutes to “play”. So I slid the beads onto some stainless steel memory wire, wrapped a single loop at each end and voilà!
Sometimes, simplest is best.
I like memory wire because I prefer to wear multi-strand bracelets … I don’t need to fiddle with a clasp … and the memory wire flexes enough that I don’t have to be concerned with exact sizing.
Jewelry-making tip: When working with memory wire, use durable tools that are designed for steel. I have a set of shear cutters and pliers that I use only on memory wire.
A single loop is enough to hold these beauties in place. Before you cut your wire, make sure you leave enough extra space for the bracelet to flex to your satisfaction.
Easy to make.
Easy to wear.
What do you do with your leftovers?