This jewelry making project
is a relatively simple bracelet design and is suitable for intermediate
wire workers who have
been successful in making other jewelry projects. We call this
bracelet Oval Links Jewelry Wire and Beads Bracelet for the obvious reason
that the bracelet is made up of oval links of wire, with beads added to
the center of each oval wire link. Because of the way that we made
this bracelet, it is rather strong and should not pull apart.
Because this is an intermediate wire working project, we won't provide
directions on basic skills for making jewelry. The directions will
assume that the reader understands the basic skills.
reference a skill that isn't understood completely, you can find our
directions for performing the basic jewelry making skills here.
We made this bracelet using our
After making the bracelet on the Centaur, we realized that it would have
been easier to make on our
WigJig Olympus or
Olympus Lite. The reason for this is simple, the regular metal
pegs for the Olympus or Olympus Lite are larger than the pegs for the
Delphi and therefore would make a larger loop on either end of the oval
link. If you have an Olympus or Olympus Lite, we suggest that you
use them for this project. If you don't have an Olympus or Olympus
Lite but have a WigJig Delphi or
Centaur, those jigs will work, but you may find that you will want to
connect the oval links with one figure 8 connector, instead of the two
figure 8 connectors shown in the picture.