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Wire Bracelets

5 March 2013

I’ve been traveling for work a lot lately, and love bringing little projects to work on while I’m flying. On a recent trip, I decided to try making some personalized bracelets for the girls in my small church group (idea from here).

DIY Wire Name Bracelets

I used 18 ga wire for these, which I think was about perfect. Making the names turned out easier than I thought – I just used a combination of flat and round pliers to bend the wire into the names. For most of them, I sketched the names out on paper to test out how I wanted them to look. Surprisingly enough, security didn’t give me a hard time for having the pliers in my purse on either trip, but I have plenty of pliers so I was willing to lose a couple pair before I tried taking them on the plane. Having pliers in my purse even came in handy around the office the next couple days in a couple random instances – I might start carrying them around more often :)

DIY Name Bracelets

After forming everyone’s names, I hammered them a bit flatter (with a jewelry hammer and block like these) to make them a little more durable, and then bent them slightly to fit better as bracelets. I finished them off by attachingĀ  them to some chain and a lobster clasp with 4mm jump rings. When I gave them out, I brought some extra chain and pliers so I could shorten/lengthen as needed, and ended up turning one into a necklace, which also looked great!

DIY Wire Bracelet Gifts

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 November 2013 6:22 PM

    Hi Julia,

    I am the editor of, and I’d love to feature your gorgeous DIY bridesmaid bracelets. Please contact me if you are interested.



  2. 1999ajf permalink
    6 September 2013 4:25 PM

    do you use aluminum wire? or some other kind?

  3. 20 April 2013 11:59 PM

    Very Cool!

  4. 4 April 2013 12:37 AM

    Hi, Julia. I just found your blog and I’m in love with this wire bracelets! :) Just to let you know that I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, which is a great way to get to know other bloggers. You can check out the award here and play along:

    Thank you for your inspiring DIYs and have a great day ahead! :)


  1. DIY Name Bracelets... Cute bridesmaid gift idea!!;) @ wish-upon-a-weddingwish-upon-a-wedding

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