Wire wrapped filigree jewelry is really popular right now. This lesson will teach you how to make a simple filigree bracelet using cold connections (no soldering).
Included in this lesson is a way to modify the basic bracelet to include a frame to support a large focal bead or cabochon. This portion of the tutorial only includes instructions for the frame. You will need to decide what method to use to attach the stone to the frame. Netted bezels work well, along with many other techniques. In the second picture, the bracelet on the left side was made using techniques taught in the Dance Around the Sun tutorial (included for free with this lesson). The bracelet on the right was made using a Netted Bezel to hold the stone in place.
* 7 2” pieces of 16g round wire
* 2 7” pieces of 16g round wire
* 32’ 26g round wire
* 2 3½” pieces of 16g round wire (optional)
* Round focal stone (optional)
* Flush cutter
* Round nose pliers
* Flat nose pliers
* Needle file or wire rounder
* Bracelet Mandrel
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If you are an individual, independent jewelry artist you may use this lesson to make jewelry for sale. You may not use this lesson to mass produce items for a commercial operation. You may not have other people make pieces for you based on this design for you to sell.
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