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Mehandi Coil Bracelet Tutorial
Created by: Rita Hutchinson
Use shears to cut flat wire. Texture as desired with texturing hammer or metal stamps.
Create coil by wrapping at an angle around large barrel of bail making pliers (coil from the tip toward the handle to allow entire length to be done).
Gently adjust the shape of the coil to match the bend of a wrist.
Antique the coil and rinse, then tumble to a high shine. This also will remove sharp ends on the wire.
Apply coil to suede cord and cut cord to desired length. Add cord ends with a dab of Leather Adhesive (specially designed by Susan Lenart Kazmer, to secure leather into endcaps), and add clasp. For best way to open and close loops, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
So many design options for this bracelet! Use brighter colors of round suede cord, and your favorite metal color. Multi-face texture hammers are fun, but you can also texture the wire with a ball peen hammer, or a wide variety of fun design stamps.