Double Spirals Jewelry Wire & Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making Project -- Page 2

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Double Spirals Jewelry Wire & Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making ProjectThere are two wire components that we need to make for this bracelet.  The first wire component is the double spiral wire component that it the major link in this bracelet.  To make this wire component we use pegs 1 through 7 as shown at right.  The second wire component that we must make is the 2-1 end component.  This is the component that connects to the commercial clasp on one end and becomes the catch for the clasp on the opposite end.  To make this 2-1 end component we use pegs 8, 9 and 10 as shown at right.  Peg 9 is a 1/4" Super Peg for the jig we used, in this case our WigJig Centaur.  For this project, we have made a template showing the peg pattern for making this design in the Adobe Acrobat pdf format.  This pattern is for the WigJig Centaur and should allow you to place your jig on the template and view where to place your pegs.  You can view this template here.  The steps for making this bracelet begin below.

Step 1:  Using your flush cutter, cut five 10 1/4" long segments of wire and two 3" long segments of wire. 

Step 2:  The two 3" long segments of wire are used to make the 2-1 end wire components.  Set these two segments of wire aside and we will begin by making the five double spiral wire components using the 10 1/4" segments of wire.  In one of these 10 1/4" wire segments, grasp the wire about 1/2" from the end with your bent chain nose pliers and bend the wire 90 degrees.  Do the same thing for all four remaining 10 1/4" wire segments. 

Step 3 to Double Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making DesignStep 3:  At the 1/2 inch bend that we just made, we need to prepare the end of the wire so that we can use our Spiral Maker to make a spiral on this end of the wire.  Using your round nose pliers, make a 180 degree bend in the 10 1/4" wire segment on the long segment of wire, but as near the 90 degree bend as possible.  This bend should appear as shown at right.  To make this bend, you will grasp the wire with your round nose pliers on the longer segment of wire, but as close to the 90 degree bend as possible and then bend the wire around the jaw of your pliers.  Make this same bend on all five segments of wire.

Step 4:  Now that you have that bend, you have a handle that will allow you to straighten your wire.  Hold your wire with the thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand and using your nylon jaw pliers in your dominant hand, pull the wire repeatedly through the jaws of the pliers to straighten the wire.  Straighten all five segments of the 10 1/4" wire.

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