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Adding Safety Chain to a Wire Wrapped Bracelet

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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.

Materials suggested:
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

Tools needed:
Ruler
Cleaning cloth
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.

 
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Step 1: Step 1

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We'll start with adding chain to the beginning of making your bracelet. It can also be added to a completed bracelet. (We'll cover that in a bit)

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

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Make one full wrap over the scrap wire and the rest of the bundle.
suayres2 years ago
Your bracelets are drop-dead, shut-the-front-door gorgeous! And it's a terrific tutorial!
BobbiWired (author)  suayres2 years ago
Thank you very much!!! I appreciate your compliments!!!
Awesome Work . . . . I'm definitely going to try this beautiful bracelet
BobbiWired (author)  XRKazalbash1 year ago
Thank you very much!! i hope you do give it a bash :))
Debi Cakes2 years ago
I love, love, love wire wrapped bracelets! I have three and wear them all the time. Have you ever wrapped a tennis bracelet? I saw one that a lady had, she said that the clasp broke and she had it wrapped. It was awesome. I have one that I am thinking about finding someone to do that for me. It stays at Kays more than on my wrist. Anyway, just signed up and pulled up your tutoral. It is so good. Keep up the great work. Debbie in Alabama
BobbiWired (author)  Debi Cakes2 years ago
Thank you, thank you Debi - I have done a "tennis bracelet" look-a-like, but not an actual tennis bracelet, though the principle should be the same, and not all that difficult - It just depends on the bracelet itself and the spacing of the stones.
wrap happy,
Bobbi
Elegant and beautiful..I would be showing it off all the time!
BobbiWired (author)  Scarlettred418162 years ago
Thank you!
i love your sparkly nails! :)
BobbiWired (author)  alittlestranger4 years ago
Thank you - normally I just get razzed and teased about them, lovingly of course :))
Sunbanks4 years ago
That bracelet is so pretty! 
BobbiWired (author)  Sunbanks4 years ago
:)) Many many thanks!!!
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