Make this Geometric Cube Necklace DIY using bugle beads, wire and your basic jewellery making pliers! Pop it onto a necklace for a minimal everyday necklace. This project combines several of my current obsessions in one! Its got geometric design, bugle beads and right angle weave! You can use larger bugle beads, but using smaller will be pretty fiddly.
You will need:
-12 x 7mm Bugle Beads, I’m using Gutermann beads in 9380 Haematite
-50cm of 0.3mm or 0.4mm wire
-Roundnose and Chainnose pliers
How to make a Geometric Cube Necklace DIY:
1.Thread 3 bugle beads onto the middle of your 50cm piece of wire
2.Take another bugle bead and thread one end of the wire right to left and the other left to right, so the wire crossover.
3.Gently pull the two ends of wire until the beads form a square – go slowly and try to get the wires pretty similar in length.
4.Add 1 bugle bead onto each wire
5.Then crossover the wire in another bugle bead
6.Pull the wires until you make another square. It looks like an ‘8’ on an old LCD clock!!!
7.Repeat steps 4 – 6 to make a third square
8.For our last square, add 1 bugle bead onto each wire as before
9.Then instead of crossing over in a new bugle bead, use the middle bead we added back in step 1.
10.When you pull the wires it will form a cube!
11.At the moment, the wires will be coming out of the same bead, but in opposite directions. We are going to take one wire (it doesn’t really matter which one, I just chose the one that was slightly longer!) and take it round the next bead on the ‘face’ of the cube
12.Repeat this with the other two bugle beads in that side of your cube, until the wire come out at the same corner as your other wire.
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