Create a wrapped bangle with a variety of beads and a hook and loop closure. The base of the bangle is 20 gauge wire and the wrapped and twined wires holding the skulls face-up is 24 gauge. Try mixing wire finishes for a richer look.
This is a bangle-style bracelet and should be made about an inch larger than your usual bracelet size. The finished length on the bracelet pictured is approximately 8 inches.
1. Fold the end of the 20 gauge wire over 1.5 inches from the end. Using your chain nose pliers grip the folded over piece 1 inch from the fold and twist the remaining end of the wire around to secure the fold as shown. Using your round nose pliers bend a hook into the wire.
2. Thread the beads onto the bracelet in the desired order. Measure the wire 8 inches from the hook and use your round nose pliers to create a wrapped loop in the wire. Note: the beads should be very loose on the wire.
3. Tightly wrap the end of the 24 gauge wire around the base of the loop. Continue wrapping the wire between and around the beads, twisting the beads 'face up' if desired as you wrap toward the hook end of the bracelet. If you do not use all the wire on the first pass along the length of the bracelet, reverse directions and continue to wrap the wire until the entire length is used up. Tuck in any loose wire ends before wearing.