I was inspired to create this by a project I pinned on my Crafts to Create board. It is a tutorial to make Wire Word Rings. I thought it would be fun to make a necklace or bracelet with our Twitter names. Since my name is so long, I decided on a bracelet. This could easily be turned into a necklace by connecting one or both ends to a longer chain.
- Flat (or chain)-nose pliers (see note)
- Wire cutters
- Round-nose pliers
- 24 Gauge Artistic Wire
- Jump rings
These supplies can be in silver, gold, or any number of colors. I chose brass because I like the vintage look of it.
A note on flat-nose vs. chain-nose pliers: I used chain-nosed which roughed up the corners of the letter’s edges a little bit. I actually liked the effect because it added to the vintage feel. If you prefer a smoother look, use flat-nosed.
Write out your name, the @ sign, and round closed loops at the ends to use as a guide. This also will give you a feel of how the letters will need to be constructed. I showed where the wires would need to be doubled in my handwritten name. This was a huge help when creating with the wire.
I’m going to refer you back to the post by Small Good Things for excellent, easy-to-follow instruction on creating the letters and end loops.
She wraps the letters around a nail polish bottle for the ring, but you can wrap the wired name around your wrist for the bracelet, or leave it straight for a necklace.
Add the jump rings and chain. The wire letters release enough to slip the bracelet over your wrist if you don’t want to bother with a clasp, which is what I did.
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