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A New Use for Chicken Wire!

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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When I first saw the Paper Accents Wire Mesh run last year, my initial thought was to use it in a picture frame to organize earrings. This is what I saw ALL over Pinterest. I love this idea, but I wanted to see if there could be another crafty way to this metal product.

After staring at my wire mesh for quite some time, I found myself being drawn to the diamond shape the little honeycombs formed. So, I cut out this shape and placed it on my wrist. A light bulb when off! I was going to use my chicken wire to make a bracelet! Yep, this happened!

To soften the edges of my wire and to give it a pop of color, I wrapped it with embroidery floss. I went with two colors of embroidery floss, but you could use as many colors as you want! You could also use fabric, or even yarn. If you don't want to mess with floss, you could also paint your wire! So many ways to decorate your chicken wire bracelet!

Here's what you'll need:

Here's what you'll need:

- Paper Accents Wire Mesh

- Embroidery Floss

- Scissors

- Fabric Mod Podge

- Paint Brush

- Wire Cutters

- Jewelry Pliers

- 2 Jump Rings

- Chain

- Clasp

- E6000 Glue

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Cut out a diamond shape from your wire mesh. You will want to cut as close the side of your honeycomb shape, without actually cutting it open. Go around and trim down any long wires that are sticking out.

Step 2: Place your wire over your wrist and bend it so it takes the shape of your wrist.

Step 3: Wrap one end wire around the other and trim. Take the other end wire and create a loop with your pliers. Repeat this on the other side.

Step 4: Cut a yard and a half of embroidery floss. Tie a knot around the end of your chicken wire and put a dab of E6000 glue on top of the knot to secure it.

Step 3: Begin wrapping floss around the edge of your wire.

Step 4: Go all the way around your wire with your floss. When you get to the end, tie a knot and secure with glue.

Step 5: I tied my purple thread around the center wire, tied a knot, and added glue. I wrapped my floss around my center wire, then went back up the other wires so all wires were covered in floss.

Step 6: I put a layer of Fabric Mod Podge on bother sides of my bracelet to help prevent the floss from unraveling.

Step 7: Add your chain and clasp to the ends of your wire bracelet and you are finished!pic

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