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Feeling Lucky Wire Bracelet
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Feeling Lucky Wire Bracelet
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Project Description:

Quick and easy bracelet to demonstrate the clasp as shown in the How to Make Clasps Video. Feeling lucky? You will with this easy to make bracelet that includes a very easy three leaf clover element .

Judy Mertz, Aunties Beads Designer

I will be making my own clasps so please view: How to Make Clasps Video.
Questions about this item? Questions about this project? Ask our designer here.
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Instructions:


  1. Cut (5) 4" pieces of 16 or 18 gauge tarnish resistant silver plated Artistic Wire.
  2. Start at one end and, using your smallest bail making pliers, make one loop.
  3. Once done place the bail making pliers on the opposite side of the wire from your first loop and make a second loop forming it in the opposing direction like a figure eight.
  4. Take the remaining wire and make one last loop that fits between the other two, forming your clover.(Tip: when using large gauge wire the wire will work harden as you make your element so go slow and make your hand movements fluid. You may want to practice this element on lesser expensive wire until you feel confident about making it.)
  5. Cut (5) 3" pieces of the same wire referenced above.
  6. Take (1) 3" piece and put one bead on it and, using your round nose pliers, make a loop on each end of the wire leaving your loops slightly open. (Tip: To ensure that each loop is the same size either mark or tape the place on your pliers so that you can easily use the same place for each loop you make.)
  7. Once you have all 5 elements and all 5 beads prepared, start with a clover element first and attach a bead by closing one of the loops into one of the clover ends.
  8. Repeat until all are used making your pattern clover, bead, clover, bead, clover, bead, etc.
  9. To complete this project use your 16 or 18 gauge wire and make your clasp, according to the video "How to make a clasp" for instructions.
  10. Your clasp should fit easily into our first clover element so no additional clasp components will be necessary.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Lampwork Disc Bead, Black With Pale Flowers, 20mm- 5pc
Or
Lampwork Disc, Green with Khaki Dots, 20mm- 5pc
Or
Lampwork Disc, Turquoise/White Swirl with Gold Dots, 19mm- 5pc
Or
Lampwork Disc, Black With Topaz Bumps And Swirls, 20mm- 5pc
Or
Designer Lampwork Coin Bead, White with Black Swirls, 20mm- 5pc
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Silver, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Copper, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Gunmetal, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Gold, 10 Feet
Or
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Silver Plate, 20 Feet
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge Stainless Steel Wire, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Natural Copper, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Brass, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Rose Gold, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Black, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Grey, 10 Yards
Beadalon Semi-Flush Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 3mm and 5mm Jaws

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Lampwork Disc Bead, Black With Pale Flowers, 20mm
Lampwork Disc Bead, Black With Pale Flowers, 20mm
Average Rating 11 Review(s)
Your Price: $1.29
Lampwork Disc, Green with Khaki Dots, 20mm
Lampwork Disc, Green with Khaki Dots, 20mm
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Your Price: $1.39
Lampwork Disc, Turquoise/White Swirl with Gold Dots, 19mm
Lampwork Disc, Turquoise/White Swirl with Gold Dots, 19mm
Average Rating 4 Review(s)
Your Price: $1.39
 Lampwork Disc, Black With Topaz Bumps And Swirls, 20mm
Lampwork Disc, Black With Topaz Bumps And Swirls, 20mm
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Your Price: $1.39
Designer Lampwork Coin Bead, White with Black Swirls, 20mm
Designer Lampwork Coin Bead, White with Black Swirls, 20mm
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
Your Price: $1.39
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Silver, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Silver, 10 Feet
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Your Price: $12.99
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Gold, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Gold, 10 Feet
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Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Copper, 10 Feet
Artistic Wire, 16 Gauge, Copper, 10 Feet
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Your Price: $7.99
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Silver Plate, 20 Feet
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Silver Plate, 20 Feet
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Your Price: $9.99
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Natural Copper, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Natural Copper, 10 Yards
Average Rating 1 Review(s)
Your Price: $5.49
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 10 Yards
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Your Price: $5.49
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge Stainless Steel Wire, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire 18 Gauge Stainless Steel Wire, 4 Yards
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Your Price: $3.99
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Gunmetal, 4 Yards
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Your Price: $3.99
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Brass, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Non-Tarnish Brass, 10 Yards
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Your Price: $5.49
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Rose Gold, 4 Yards
Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge, Rose Gold, 4 Yards
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Your Price: $6.99
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Black, 10 Yards
Artistic Wire Spool, 18 Gauge, Black, 10 Yards
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Your Price: $5.49
BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
BeadSmith Bail Making Pliers with 6mm and 8.5mm Jaws
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Your Price: $13.99
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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Your Price: $8.99
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
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Your Price: $8.99
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles
Average Rating 3 Review(s)
Your Price: $24.99
Beadalon Semi-Flush Cutters
Beadalon Semi-Flush Cutters
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Your Price: $28.95
BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer
BeadSmith Plastic-Rubber Jeweler's Hammer
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Your Price: $3.99
  
Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Simply stunning!
 
What a gorgeous way to combine wonderful wire work with pretty lampwork beads. I've always been stymied when it comes to using them. Seeing this bracelet, along with the great instructions, has inspired me!
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Reviewed by:  from Winterport, ME. - 3/9/2014
5/5
Rating I love it
 
this is a great st. patrick's day idea
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Reviewed by:  from Keller Texas. - 3/7/2014
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