Stacked Wire Bangles
- 15 – 20 Gauge Wire
- Thin wrapping wire
- Stone beads
- Wire cutters
Step 1: Form your thicker wire around a round object such as a glass or goblet to form the circle for the bracelet. If you’re using 16 gauge wire and lower, your bracelet will be good with just 3 coils. For 18 gauge wire and higher, you may want 4-5 coils for each bracelet. For a thicker and more stabilized bangle, use as many as 7-10 coils each.
Step 2: Using a length of thinner wire, wrap the end of it around a section of the bracelet, about four times. Cut the excess wire. If you can’t wrap the wire with just your hands, use flat-nose pliers to clamp the short end of the wire to the bracelet while you are wrapping with your other hand.
Step 3: Thread a bead (or two) onto your wire, and then tightly wrap it around the bracelet base again, for another four times. Repeat two or three times on each bracelet, evenly spacing them throughout the piece.
Step 4: When wrapping the section with the coils’ end, make sure to loop one of the coils end, before wrapping it with wire. Catch the looped end with the wire wrapping to secure it in place.
Step 5: Thread your bead onto the wire and wrap, making sure the other end of the coil is inside the wrapped section – cut off the excess coil and loop, finishing your DIY bangles.