Chain link bracelets are classic accessories you can add to spruce up any wardrobe. Worn as a staple in the 1980s, chain link bracelets are fun and easy to make. The actual jump rings needed to make the bracelet are affordable and stylish.
Things You'll Need
- 20-pack of (5 mm) gold triple blend (gold, silver copper) jump rings
- Pack of (8 mm) silver jump rings
- Pack of gold (8mm) jump rings
- Pack of copper (8mm) jump rings
- Needle nose pliers
- 1 gold, copper, or silver tone toggle clasp (not round)
Purchase your jump rings from a local craft store such as Michael's, or order them online from www.artfire.com. You can buy a 20-pack of gold triple blend 5 mm jump rings for approximately $3. Consider buying an assorted pack of copper, gold, and silver-tone 8 mm jump rings which can cost under $6 dollars per pack. You can also purchase a small pair of needle nose pliers at the craft store.
Place each jump ring next to the other, starting with a gold 8 mm jump ring. Place the small 5 mm gold triple blend jump ring next to it. Then, lay a copper 8 mm jump ring next to the 5 mm gold triple blend jump ring. Next, add a silver 8 mm jump ring, then add another 5 mm gold triple blend jump ring next to that. Repeat these steps, alternating the silver, copper, and gold 8 mm jump rings until you have 7 to 8 inches in length of rings for linking.
Begin with the first jump ring (gold 8 mm) and open up each jump ring with the pliers. Be careful not to pull apart and damage the jump rings when opening them.
Link each jump ring to the adjacent ring, then use the needle nose pliers to clasp each ring together securely.
Attach the bar-shaped toggle clasp to the end of the last 8 mm jump ring and close firmly with the pliers. Insert the toggle clasp into any one of the 8 mm jump rings to close the bracelet around your wrist.
Inspect bracelet to ensure every jump ring is securely pressed together prior to wearing. If any jump rings are loose, use the pliers to tighten the ring.
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