Wire is such a versatile and easy-to-use jewelry making staple. There are so many cute designs out there that you can create using it.
Hearts, swirls, and circle variations are the most common designs for simple wire bracelets. However, I wanted to make something different. While I was looking around for ideas, I came across a butterfly bracelet, which I converted into this tutorial. I thought the butterfly was pretty yet unexpected, and the round shapes of the wings are easy to create with round pliers. Read ahead to learn how to make your own butterfly wire bracelet:
Supplies: wire (20 gauge), round nose pliers, wire cutters, and beads (optional).
Start by cutting your wire. You should have enough wire to wrap around your wrist about 2-2.5 times.
Grab the end of the wire with your round nose pliers.
Twist the wire into a loop to make the top right wing.
Twist the wire into a loop on the left side to make the second wing.
Twist the wire down and back up towards the outside of the butterfly to create the bottom right smaller wing.
Bring the wire across the back and loop it up towards the inside to create the bottom left wing.
Wrap the wire around the middle a couple of times to secure all the wings.
Wrap the rest of your wire around something round and roughly the size of your wrist to shape the bracelet into an even circle.
Fit the bracelet to your wrist and cut off the extra, leaving a little bit of wire on the end, which we’ll use to make a hook.
(Optional) Add a few beads for a pop of color on the bracelet.
Finally, bend the end of the wire to create a hook, which will clasp the bracelet shut.
Your bracelet is all done!