Shape copper wire into a sleek accessory to show off to friends

This copper wire cuff bracelet looks equal parts sophisticated, sleek and modern, and simultaneously reminiscent of a classical Greek or Egyptian wrist bauble. However it impresses, there’s no question it’s gorgeous.
This is a speedy and technically easy project, so the likelihood that a crafter could produce one for themselves and an extra for a gift is not out of the question. This eye-catcher will work equally well with a sweater and jeans or an elegant LBD. The project really provides it all. It's doable for any level of crafter, quick to execute, and the finished product is something everyone will swear came from a high-end gallery store.
Advertisement
Materials
- Roll of 1mm-thick copper wire
- Roll of thick, 20-gauge copper wire
- Heavy-duty wire cutters
- Needle-nosed pliers
DIY Everywhere
Instructions
1. Cut a six-inch length of the thick copper wire.
2. Flatten the wire straight with the pliers.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 twice, so you have three pieces of straightened copper wire, all of equal length.
4. Cut about three inches of the fine copper wire and wrap it around one end of the three pieces of thick wire about six times. The thick wire pieces will now be close together.
5. Using the wire cutters, cut the excess ends of the fine wire that’s wrapped around the end of the piece.
6. Repeat steps 4-5, except at the other end of the bracelet.
7. Take the pliers and bend the three straight ends of the thick wire pieces on one end of the cuff. They should meet at the place where the wrapped fine wire ends. This will create a graceful teardrop-shaped loop.
8. Repeat step seven, but at the other end of the bracelet.
9. Manually shape the piece into a bracelet shape.
Advertisement
10. The cuff is now ready to wear.
Resources

Give your storage bins a much needed makeover so they can organize your house more efficiently and beautifully. Or, transform them into something completely new. We've got all the inspiration you need to get started crafting!
June 22   ·  
Advertisement
Terra-cotta pots may look boring, but with a few quick tweaks, they can become just about anything.
June 22   ·  
We've put together a list of the best ways to repurpose your old dresser drawers!
June 22   ·  
We all know you can transform a terracotta pot into a pretty planter with some paint. But you can also transform them into other unique things too.
June 9   ·  
The backsplash protects walls from water and food splatter... but functional doesn't have to mean boring.
June 13   ·  
The kitchen gadgets of 2016 may be flashy and efficient, but that's not always how it was.
June 13   ·