Monday, March 12, 2012

DIY Bracelet // How to make a chain bracelet tutorial

Here's a tutorial on how to make a basic chain bracelet, for your very own DIY bracelet arm party. I like the look of colors of the crazy circus arm, with friendship bracelets, chain bracelets, rhinestones and bangles, but sometimes it's nice to have just a simple, basic bracelet to throw on. The good thing is, this chain bracelet stands alone well, or can serve as a foundation to a crazy arm circus. And, the technique is simple, and you can apply it to any chain you find, so you can make all kinds of different styles.

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DIY Chain Bracelet Tutorial


  • chain, either online or vintage from thrift stores or ebay; cut to the length of your arm
  • 2 jumprings
  • 1 clasp
  • wire cutters
  • 2 sets of pliers: needlenose and round

  • Step 1: Attach a Jumpring

    Attach a jumpring to one of the chain by using your pliers. Make sure you twist the jumpring open; don't pull the two ends out.

    Step 2: Attach the Clasp

    On the other end of the chain, attach your clasp with your jumpring.

    You're done!

    You can check out my other patterns & tutorials, or a similar chunky chain bracelet in the shop.

    Images in collage by: thestylishhousewife | Diane Von Furstenberg | tamsinhowse. All other images are mine.


    wall art said...

    The easiest way would be to measure a bracelet you already have. Even if the bracelet is too small or too long it is a good starting place for you.

    acommonthread said...

    Yes! that is an excellent point. So many of mine are too big and having this custom fit is fantastic.