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Beginner Level

Coiled Bracelet

Rebeca's Coiled Bracelet uses her signature "coiling" technique to create a delicate and unusual looking bracelet.  This technique mimics the look of coiled wire by stringing tiny jump rings onto larger rings but truly create a uniwue look all its own.  Rebeca's favorite metals to use for this project are stainless steel and anodized niobium but it works well in any combination available below.  In fact, if you're new to chainmaille, we definitely recommend staying away from steel and trying aluminum or copper.

You'll notice we also offer kits in solid base metals (aluminum, copper and jewelry brass.)  This will allow you to create the project in a more affordable version.  Once you've mastered the technique however, you my find you want to splurge on the precious metal versions!

Instructions are found on pg. 42 of Wirework Magazine, Spring 2011. Purchase a back issue from Bead&Button.

Example to the right uses silver with niobium multi mix.  Also note: Silver clasp shown. Base metal kits come with a coordinating Large Base Metal Toggle.

Ring Size List

This weave uses four main ring sizes:

T17 - 17ga AWG 3/8" (9.5 mm) with
K15 - 15ga AWG 15/64" (6.0 mm) and
D20 - 20ga AWG 1/8" (3.2 mm) and

for the coiling:
B20 - 20ga AWG 3/32" (2.4 mm)

Base Metal:
T18 - 18ga SWG 3/8" (9.5 mm) with
K16 - 16ga SWG 15/64" (6.0 mm) and
D20 - 20ga AWG 1/8" (3.2 mm)

for the coiling:
NIOB (or use any base metal)
B20 - 20ga AWG 3/32" (2.4 mm)

*Rebeca prefers to use SSTL (stainless steel) for the base metal bracelets. You can do that too, but remember that steel is one of the toughest metals to work with, so closing the K16 rings requires lots of muscle strength!

This weave uses four main ring sizes.