Design Instructions



Supplies needed

  • 1   Bangle Bracelet    (01-0302-27)
  • 1   Rattlesnake Link    (94-3236-12)
  • 6   Size 6 Seed Beads, turquoise (Turquoise Opaque shown)
  • 12    Size 8 Seed Beads, red-brown (Terra Cotta Opaque Matte shown)
  • 26ga Craft Wire, silver


  • flush cutters
  • bracelet bending pliers (optional)

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 8" (2 1/2" ID)

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Wild West Bangle PDF

Watch the Demo Video: Wild West Bangle Jewelry Making Demo

Wild West Bangle - Leather Variation: Attach a 12" strand of .5mm round cord (Nat. Red Brown shown) to the snake link using a Lark's Head Knot, then string 1 size 6 seed bead onto both cords. Separate strands, wrap around bangle and back to front. String 1 size 8 seed bead onto each strand, 1 size 6 bead onto both, then 1 size 8 onto each. Separate strands, wrap to back of bangle and thread up through eyelet. String a size 6 bead onto both strands and secure with an overhand knot. Repeat on other side.  


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  1. Use fingers or bracelet bending pliers to gently curve the rattlesnake link to fit the bangle.
  2. Cut 18" of craft wire.
  3. Thread one end of wire through head loop of link about 3".
  4. Wrap this tail tightly around 3-5 times, keeping wraps close together and finishing at back. (Fig 1) Trim excess wire.
  5. On bangle center link between two eyelets. Wrap wire tightly behind and around bangle twice, pinching wire down as you wrap. (Fig 2) Keep wraps close together. 
  6. String on 1 size 8 bead, 1 size 6 bead, and 1 size 8 bead and repeat Step 5. (Fig 3) 
  7. Repeat Steps 5-6 twice, then wrap wire through eyelet 3 times, ending at back. (Fig 4) Trim excess wire.
  8. Repeat all steps on other side of link.