Fiesta Memory Bracelet
Add to Favorites Print

Fiesta Memory Bracelet

Create this bright memory wire bracelet using colorful multi-size Toho beads. Pick your favorite colors and sizes to combine for a random, artistic look.

Designed by Marie Vetrano

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
Get exclusive offers about this product and more!
 
 

Material List

  • Toho Seed Beads, 11/0 – Colors of Choice
  • Toho E Beads, 4mm – Color of Choice
  • Toho Seed Beads, 11/0 – Black
  • Beadalon® Memory Wire
  • Darice® Bead Spinner
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Memory Wire Shears
 

Project Instructions

Empty beads into bead spinner bowl. Mix them with your fingers. 

Make a small loop at one end of the memory wire using round nose pliers. Make sure loop end is flush against wire so beads won't fall off. 

Switch on bead spinner. Dip fingers into center of bowl to well up beads along the sides. 

Separate wire, using both hands, then dip wire end slightly into bowl at an angle and allow the beads to feed onto wire. Turn wire end up before removing from bowl to slide the beads down onto the coils. 

As coils fill, a random pattern will occur with the smaller and larger beads. 

Fill coils until you have about ½" of wire remaining. Use round nose pliers to loop the wire end, and be sure to close end of loop.

Tips

The bracelet shown has 12 beaded coils -- you can cut the memory wire using memory wire shears if you want a smaller beaded coil. Have plenty of beads in the bead spinner bowl and skim the surface of the beads to load the wire. Do not let wire hit bottom or sides of the bowl. This will cause beads to fly everywhere. Include black beads in your color mix to pop the colors.