1 ½ inch scrap wire 14 to 16 gauge
Or a 14 to 16 gauge nail
2 inches thin chain, any style but box chain.
2 - 5 or 6mm jump rings
1 small clasp of your choice
Chain nose pliers
Flush wire cutters
This step by step tutorial was written to add safety chain to my Swarovski style bracelet, but can easily be adapted to many styles of bracelets. The techniques shown in this tutorial work for any bangle where the ends are wrapped, with or without a clasp. Techniques show are for adding the chain only; it doesn't cover creating the entire bracelet. This tutorial assumes you have the Swarovski Crystal Bracelet tutorial, or know how to make this style. The tutorial for the Swarovski Crystal Bracelet tutorial can be found in my shop My Wired Imagination.
Step 1: Step 1
After you have placed 2 wraps on the bracelet end, take the scrap piece of wire and hold it parallel to the side of the bracelet, under the wrap wire. Note: If you don't have a heavy gauge piece of wire, you can use a smaller gauge folded in half.
Step 2: Step 2
Step 3: Step 3
You'll finish your bracelet and wrap the opposite end in the same fashion. Pay close attention that both loops are on the same side of the bracelet, so the chain doesn't cross under the clasp when fastened.
Step 4: Step 4
Place 2 full wraps, and line up your scrap wire or nail as shown in step 1.
Step 5: Step 5
Step 6: Step 6
Step 7: Step 7
Step 8: Step 8
Step 9: Step 9
Step 10: Congratulations :)
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.
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