Valentine's Day Idea #3 - Quick and Fun Bracelet + Bonus Giveaway
I was only able to get one half of the wire through the tubing at a time, so the tubing is in two pieces - maybe you'll have better luck. I also trimmed off just enough tubing at the ends to expose about 3/4" to make loops to hang the dangles from. You should file the exposed ends smooth before making the loops, because memory wire is sharp after cutting and can scratch your wrist.
This is a quick and easy way to make a fun bracelet. It only requires knowledge of making a simple loop on a headpin for the dangles. The only tools you need are scissors to cut the tubing, round nose pliers to make the loops, and flush cutters for the memory wire.
Be sure to use a heavy duty memory wire cutter, because you'll ruin your regular wire cutters otherwise.
If you're worried about it coming off, you can add a small piece of chain with a spring ring clasp attached to one of the looped memory wire ends and a jump ring to the other for a safety chain.
I'll give away this bracelet to a random commenter who comments "Enter me in the bracelet giveaway" on any post between now and the end of the month. If you're on Twitter and RT any of my tweets this month you'll get another entry. If you're a fan or become a fan of Dawno's on Facebook and leave a comment on any post there with "Enter me in the bracelet giveaway", you get another entry - so there's a total of 3 entries you can make towards the giveaway.
Random drawing will be held on January 31st - and if selected, you'll get the bracelet in plenty of time for Valentine's Day!
FTC compliance notice of material connection: The lampwork heart beads, as noted above, were provided to me for free, to be used for design purposes, or for a statement of my honest opinion of them, by Rings & Things.