Braided Cuff Bracelet
Today I'm going to share my tutorial for these super simple braided cuff bracelets.
Materials: bracelet size memory wire, seed bead mix ( the blue, pink, black/ gray mix came from A.C. Moore, and the purple and black/ white came from Michaels), 2 eye pins, wire cutters, round nose pliers, and optional bead spinner.
Cut 12 pieces of memory wire, each about 1 1/2 loops long. (The purple and black/white mix only had 9 pieces). With the round nose pliers, make a loop at the end of each piece.
Now, we can thread beads onto the wire. I like to use my bead spinner, but this can easily be done by hand.
Once you have threaded enough beads to make a complete circle, trim the end of the wire, and make a loop. Continue this with the rest of the memory wire.
Now we can start braiding!
Attach one end of a memory wire circle to the end of the eye pin.
Now string a bead, a memory wire circle, the another bead. Continue to the last one. With the eye pin, make another loop and attach the last circle to it.
Separate the memory wire into three sections. Braid it loosely, as the memory wire will bunch up and make it seem smaller.