This cuff is meant to be random, free form and unstructured. It does not require a great deal of concentration and if you like to multi-task, you can listen to a book on tape or watch a movie while working and you’ll be done before you know it!
- Bead Soup * (this one has tiger eye chips, pearls, copper beads, and blue seed beads)
- (1) roll 24 ga. copper wire
- Wire cutters
1. Make a *bead soup by mixing miscellaneous beads ranging in size from 2 – 6 mm in colors that coordinate with copper wire.
2. Wrap the entire cuff with 24 ga copper wire.
3. Cut approx 24” of copper wire and anchor one end of the wire near the center of the cuff by wrapping it around the cuff a few times. String beads randomly, a few inches at a time and begin wrapping back and forth in a random pattern on the cuff. Take care not to let the wire pull the top and bottom of the cuff together.
4. Keep wrapping and adding beads as desired. Add more wire when required. Stop when you are happy with the result. Enjoy!
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Jewelry designer Eva Sherman began beading as a way to spend time with her daughters, but soon became hopelessly addicted. She traded in her architectural career, as well as her bank account for the opportunity to spend all her time among beads. Grand River Beads and Gift Gallery opened in 2005 and has become a destination for jewelry designers looking for unique beads as well art appreciators looking for locally created, hand crafted art. Eva’s jewelry designs have been featured in Stringing Magazine, Step By Step Wire and Bead Trends. More of Eva’s work work here.