Covering a Bangle

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Follow this Beading Technique to wrap sparkling beads around a bangle bracelet.
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Tip 1Try covering a bangle with other types of beads such as seed beads or pearls.
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Step 1

To anchor the wire to the bangle, begin by holding the component and an inch of the wire in one hand. Then with your other hand, lay the wire over the top of the bangle.

Step 2

Bring the wire behind the bangle and pull it up through the middle of the bangle.

Step 3

Bring the wire over the top of the bangle again. Be sure to lay the wire as close as possible to the previous wire.

Step 4

Bring the wire behind the bangle and pull it up through the middle of the bangle. This has now anchored the wire to the bangle with two wraps.

Step 5

String a bead onto the wire. In this case we are using a 3mm bicone crystal.

Step 6

Bring the wire over the top of the bangle. The bead should be resting on the outer edge.

Step 7

Holding the bead in place, bring the wire down behind the bangle and back through the middle.

Step 8

Bring the wire over the top of the bangle.

Step 9

Bring the wire behind the bangle and pull it up through the middle.

Step 10

String a bead onto the wire.

Step 11

Bring the wire over the top of the bangle. The bead should be resting on the outer edge of the bangle.

Step 12

Holding the bead in place, bring the wire down behind the bangle and back through the middle.

Step 13

Bring the wire over the top of the bangle.

Step 14

Bring the wire behind the bangle and pull it up through the middle.

Step 15

Continue the pattern by repeating steps 6 - 14 until you have completely covered the bangle.

Step 16

To anchor the end of the wire to the bangle, wrap the wire around the bangle twice.

Step 17

Once the wire is anchored, cut the end of the wire with the wire cutters.

Step 18

Use chain nose pliers to squeeze the end of the wires tight against the bangle. There should not be any wires sticking out.

Step 19

If you have run out of wire and need to add more, cut a 3 foot length of wire. Anchor the new piece of wire by wrapping the end of the wire once over the last two wraps of the previous wire.

Step 20

String a bead onto the wire.

Step 21

Continue pattern by repeating steps 6 - 14 until you have completely covered the bangle.

Step 22

Cut the end of the wire with the wire cutters and squeeze the ends of the wires with the chain nose pliers flat against the bangle.

Step 23

Add a small drop of Hypo Tube Cement to the ends of the wire and let dry completely. This will help prevent the ends of the wires from snagging.

Step 24

Congratulations! You have now covered a bangle.

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