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Knotted wire bangle

Use macramé square knots and seed beads in this quick project

Materials

Bracelet 2 3⁄4-in. (70 mm) diameter

  • 4 ft. (1.2 m) 24-gauge (0.5 mm) vintage bronze wire
  • 1 g 8/0 24k gold round seed beads
  • 2 3⁄4-in. (70 mm) diameter silver-plated cuff bracelet
  • G-S Hypo Cement

Cuff bracelet from www.fusionbeads.com.

Knotted wire bangle 1a
Step 1a
Knotted wire bangle 1b
Step 1b

1. Cut 4 ft. (1.2 m) of 24-gauge wire. Approximately 1 in. (25.5 mm) from one end of the cuff, center the wire, and make several wraps to secure.            

Work the first half of a macramé square knot: Bring the left-hand wire over the top of the cuff, leaving a small loop on the left side. Cross the right-hand wire over the left-hand wire where it extends past the cuff, and then guide it under the cuff and through the small loop formed by the left-hand wire (1a). Pull both wires to tighten the first half of the knot.   

To work the next half of the knot: Bring the right-hand wire over the top of the cuff, leaving a small loop on the right side. Cross the left-hand wire over the right-hand wire where it extends past the cuff, and then bring it under the cuff and through the small loop formed by the right-hand wire (1b). Pull both wires to tighten, forming one complete square knot.         

Work a total of three complete square knots.

Knotted wire bangle 2
Step 2
Knotted wire bangle 3
Step 3

2. String one 8/0 bead onto each wire, and push the beads down to the knots (2).

3. Work one-and-a-half square knots (3).

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to within 1 in. (25.5 mm) of the other end. Work three complete square knots without beads, and trim the wire. Apply a few drops of G-S Hypo Cement to the ends of the wires to prevent unravelling. Allow to dry completely.

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