It holds it shape really well as it’s really strong (it’s fairly hard to cut with ordinary jewellery pliers!) and it’s great for stringing on beads.
I like combining glass pearls and Swarovski crystals when making jewellery and these are a few cuff bracelets I’ve made before.
When I made these chunky cuff memory wire bracelets, I had the Vintage Inspired Pearl Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial in mind by Off The Beaded Path. It’s really easy to do and the finished result is great!
The bracelet in the top photo was made using a mix of purple and caramel coloured 10mm glass pearls and 6mm rose Swarovski bicones.
For the bracelets in the photos below, I used mixed blue glass pearls and pale blue Swarovski bicones (left) and a mix of brown glass pearls and vintage brass beads for the ends (right).
I used memory wire to form the shape of the cuff (two pieces of coiled wire) and the beads in the middle were strung onto headpins with loops at each end.
These loops at each end slid onto the memory wire coils to attach them together. I added dangle charms too! If you fancy making something like these memory wire bracelets, check out the tutorial by Off The Beaded Path.