Hexed Wire Bracelet - Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTrd, December 3, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Learn a simple and sparkling way to make bangle bracelets with hex wire. No soldering or wire wrapping required!

Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips

  • Unroll and straighten enough wire for all bracelets you plan to make. Add an extra few inches of wire, as the ends won’t be twisted, and the total length will shrink a tiny bit.
  • Insert one end of wire into the chuck of the coiling gizmo. Hold other end firmly with pliers (or with a vise) and hold straight out from coiling tool. Turn handle on tool until wire is twisted to your liking.
  • Wrap twisted wire around mandrel to desired size, and cut.
  • Use crimp tubes as shown in product information by inserting one end of wire halfway into the crimp and squeezing with the back opening of the mighty crimper, and then inserting the other side and repeating.
  • Tweak the final shape of the bracelets by hand or with bracelet bending pliers.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 pkg [use 8-10"] #46-475-14-14 Artistic Wire Silver Plated Copper Jewelry Wire, Hexagonal, 14-gauge, 6 ft - Anti Tarnish Silver
    Hex wire is out of production. However, square wire has a very similar effect when twisted.
  • 1 pkg [use 1 piece] #41-256-94-21 Artistic Wire Crimp Tubes for 14ga Jewelry Wire - Anti Tarnish Silver

Tools

  • #69-010 Artistic Wire Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo
  • #69-275-31 Wubbers Medium, Flat-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-056 EURO TOOL Side Flush Cutter
  • #69-173 EURO TOOL Wood Bracelet Mandrel
  • #65-012 EURO TOOL Jewelry Pliers, Mighty Crimper, 5" - or - NEW #65-322 Artistic Wire Crimp Tool for Artistic Wire Large Wire Crimp Connectors
  • Optional: Bracelet Bending Pliers