Gemstone Wave Copper Cuff Bracelet
16 gauge copper wire
24 gauge copper wire
Two packs 10mm Round Gemstones or similar
Round Nose Pliers
Chain or Flat Nose
Heavy Gauge Wire Cutters
Optional Tool List:
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Skill Set: Intermediate
Working with Jigs
Craft Time: 1 hour
Cut and straighten 40 inches of 16 gauge wire. Set aside.
Measure wrist. Place tape measure around jig and place a peg at each end of your wrist measurement in the center of the rows. Skip over one row and begin placing pegs into the top row of the jig skipping every other hole until you reach your end peg. Place pegs in the next to last row of the jig skipping every other hole until you reach your end peg. Pegs should be diagonal from the top row, not in line with it.
Make a loop with round nose pliers in one end of the wire. Place the loop over your anchor peg. Wrap the wire over each peg forming a wave. Do not wrap around your stop peg. Slip wire gently off jig.
Measure one inch from the last wave and make a 90º bend towards the waves. Fold the wire down back so that the wire end now runs parallel to the waves. Measure about ½ inch from the bend and trim off extra wire. Press the bend close together so it will easily slide through the anchor loop forming a clasp.
Adjust any odd-shaped bends in the wave with round nose and flat nose pliers. If needed, adjust the openings of the waves with the barrel of a Sharpie®™Marker.
Working with short pieces of 24 gauge wire, attach gemstones to each bend of the wave except the bends closest to the clasp.
Squeeze the waves closer together and reshape into a bracelet.