Barb has combined her love for wirework and architecture in her Jeweled Wave Bracelet. Learn how to form wire waves with expert precision, then wrap your favorite beads with fine gauge wire onto the arches to highlight your wireworking techniques. Whether you think the Jeweled Wave looks like the shining scales of a rainbow fish, a jeweled staircase or a crystal wave, you have to admit it is a beauty! This class welcomes beginners who are ready to take the first step into an Intermediate level class.
This class has a run time of 29 minutes.
After Building all the links. i found that my arc for the links was a tad bit tighter than what was shown and everything was somewhat tighter.
All in all, even though i had to deviate some from "The Plan", it turned out nice with my own unique look.
This is a fun piece as it has some elements of wire wrapping with finer guage wire as well as forming specific shapes consistently with heavier guage wire.
I have been working on this bracelet intermittently with other projects of the chainmail type. While the chainmail made my hands tired after a couple hours holding pliers, this wire working requires calused finger tips. Holding the crystals in place while wrapping wire has my left index finger raw after three or four links. I made a padded finger cover just for this, which helps.
I am getting better at the wire wrapping and the links are looking more and more consistent. This is such a great tutorial for me. Thank you!
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