There are few things as enjoyable as a DIY project well done! Follow these instructions by instructables contributor Mrballeng to create a simple but elegant twist bracelet that will stand out and catch people’s attention.

diy twist metal bracelet

Materials

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Clamp
  • Snips
  • File or Sandpaper
  • Soldering tools (optional)

DIY Metal Twist Bracelet Instructions

Step 1

Cut two pieces of steel wire approximately 20” long. If your wire is insulated, use wire strippers to rake off the insulation.

diy twist metal bracelet

Step 2

Fold the wires in half around the neck of a hammer. Next, arrange the wires so they are straight and free of tangles then clamp the four loose ends together in the jaws of locking pliers. Also, you can also use a hand drill to assist you with the twisting process. To use a hand drill, clamp the loose ends of the wires into the chuck of a hand drill and slowly twist it while securing the hammer.

Twist the wires until you have your desired amount of twists in it.

diy twist metal bracelet

diy twist metal bracelet

Step 3

Cut the looped ends of the now twisted wires and remove it from the hammer.

Step 4

On a smooth surface, hammer the twisted wires flat. Try your best to hammer the wire square on. Likewise, repeatedly glance at the wire from its side to make sure that you are hammering a uniform thickness throughout.

diy twist metal bracelet

Step 5

Cut the bracelet to your desired length. Next, take your file and remove any sharp edges at the end of the bracelet.

If you are going to solder your DIY metal twist bracelet, then apply flux paste to the ends of the bracelets and the nuts. Next, use a torch to solder them together on each end. Lastly, file off any excess solder.

diy twist metal bracelet

Step 6

Bend the bracelet into a comfortable shape. It is easiest to use a round object to bend the bracelet to a general shape, and then use your hands to form the final shape.
Voila! Behold your DIY metal twist bracelet!

diy twist metal bracelet

Try this on: You can also use two different metals to create an even more unique look. Copper and brass are excellent choices that add a component of depth to the piece. Here copper and steel are used to form a brilliantly contrasting bracelet.

diy twist metal bracelet