Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Wire Bracelet with Hook, 12ga    (01-0301-01)
  • 1    Czech Round Button    (94-6588-12)
  • 26   Gauge craft Wire - brass
  • 1    Wire Bracelet with Hook, 12ga    (01-0301-08)
  • 2    Czech Square Button    (94-6545-18)
  • 1    Czech Square Button    (94-6545-12)
  • 26   Gauge craft Wire - antique silver
  • 1    Wire Bracelet with Hook, 12ga    (01-0301-25)
  • 1    Beaded Bezel Button    (94-6587-26)
  • 32    Round Bead 2mm, GF    (93-0302-00)
  • 16    Swarovski 5328 Bicone Bead, 3mm, Jet
  • 1    Round flatback crystal, SS34, Jet
  • 26    Gauge craft Wire - gold
  • Two part epoxy or jewelry adhesive of choice  

Tools

  • flush cutters
  • round jewelers file
  • toothpick for adhesive
  • large crimping pliers (optional)

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 7 1/4"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Buttoned Up Bracelets PDF

Tips 

  • Before beginning use the file to open the button shanks slightly to make room for both the craft wire and the bracelet. Test by stringing the button onto the bracelet and threading the wire through the shank.
  • Keep bracelet hook open for easier wrapping.
  • Six inches of wire equals about 3/8" wrapped.
  • Optional: Add a small drop of glue at the end of each wire wrap.

Steps:

Silver Bracelet

  1. Thread button onto bracelet.
  2. Cut 18" of brass wire. Beginning about 1/2" off-center wrap wire tightly around bracelet 20 times. *Keep wraps tight together. (Every 3-4 wraps use thumbnail to nudge them close to preceding ones.)
  3. Thread wire through button shank and slide button next to wraps.
  4. Continue wrapping 20 times.
  5. Trim excess wire on inside of wire bracelet and adjust embellishment so it is centered.
  6. On inside of bracelet apply adhesive around shank of button and prop the bracelet in a position so that button will dry straight. Allow to cure per adhesive instructions. 
  7. Optional: use front notch of crimping pliers to smooth wire ends close to bracelet.

Copper Bracelet

  1. Thread buttons onto bracelet - one copper, one silver, one copper.
  2. Cut 30" of ant. silver wire. Beginning about 1" off-center wrap wire tightly around bracelet 20 times.*
  3. Thread wire through shank of first copper button and slide button next to wraps.
  4. Continue wrapping 22 times, then thread wire through shank of silver button.
  5. Repeat Step 4 threading wire through second copper button.
  6. Continue wrapping 20 times.
  7. Repeat Silver Bracelet Steps 5-7.

Gold Bracelet

  1. Use a small amount (about a 3mm drop) of adhesive to glue crystal into button. Allow to dry per adhesive instructions.
  2. Thread button onto bracelet.
  3. Cut 24" of gold wire. Beginning about 2" off-center wrap wire tightly around bracelet 7 times.*
  4. On end of wire pick up one 2mm bead, one crystal bead and one 2mm bead. Holding beads at top wrap wire around bracelet, then around again.
  5. Repeat Step 4 seven times.
  6. Wrap wire 8 times, then thread wire through button shank and slide button next to wraps.
  7. Wrap 8 times, then Repeat Steps 4-5.
  8. Wrap wire 7 times.
  9. Repeat Silver Bracelet Steps 5-7.