Knitted Stretch Bracelet Idea by Kristen Fagan11:35 AM
Using 2x2mm copper crimp tubes I crimped each end of the wire around a 4mm antiqued copper jump ring right up to knitted wire cage and closed a 3mm copper crimp cover around each crimp tube.
For my "messy" wire wrapped cones I used 20 gauge non-tarnish copper Craft Wire (although antique copper would have looked great too). I cut a long length of craft wire, strung one end through the knitted cage near the crimp and wrapped it tightly to secure it. Then I continued to wrap down the knitted wire cage until I got the cone to my the desired size and thickness. This uses more wire then you would think so, either cut an extra long piece of wire or work off the spool and cut when done. Tuck in the end of the wire. Now repeat on the other side.
Because I dropped the beads into the knitted cage instead of stringing them, the finished design stretches around my wrist. I decided not to use a clasp and instead I connected the two jump rings on each end. I then added a small copper "believe" charm and copper colored rondelle to pretty it up. I checked my finished design and it stretches up to 8 1/4" and then springs back for perfect to fit over any wrist!
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