Mehandi Coil Bracelet Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips

  • 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.


Suggested Supplies

  • 1 yard (use 7") #61-655-902 Printed Suede Cord, 5mm - Mehandi Pebble
  • 1 pkg (use about 6") #46-435-03-11 Artistic Wire Flat Copper Jewelry Wire, 21ga x 3mm, 3ft - Bare Copper
  • 2 each #43-800-516-7TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Brass Taj Cord End for 6mm Cord
  • 1 oz (use 2 each) #37-145-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Jump Ring, Round, 6mm
  • 1 dozen (use 1 piece) #39-343-7 Antiqued Copper Plated Lobster Clasp, 12mm
  • 1 each #60-200 Ice Resin Leather Adhesive

Tools


  • #69-275-21 Wubbers Medium Round Jewelry Bail Making Pliers
  • #69-125 Steel 4" Square Block #69-281 Rock and Metal Tumbler, 3lb Capacity
  • #69-355-08 ShineBrite, for Tumbler, 8 oz.
  • #69-282 EURO TOOL Stainless Shot, 2lb
  • #69-633 EURO TOOL ProShear
  • #69-275-09 Wubbers Bent Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #69-275-03 Wubbers Chain-Nose Jewelry Making Pliers
  • #65-910 12-Face Texture Hammer by the Beadsmith
  • #86-310 Novacan Black Patina
Other Supplies
  • Ruler