Bike Chain Bracelet

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Introduction: Bike Chain Bracelet

 This is a very easy thing to make. It is a old bike chain turned into a awesome bracelet. My friend actually threw it at me and I picked it up and turned it into a bracelet.

Step 1: Materials

 You will need:
-A bike chain
-Some teflon tape
-A screw
-Possibly a hacksaw

Step 2: Fitting the Screw

 You need the screw to fit through the ends of the bike chain. If need be, hacksaw off the end of the screw so it isn't so long. Unless you are using a nut you will want to hacksaw off the end.

Step 3: Teflon Tape

 All you have to do is put one or two layers of teflon tape on the screw to get a good fit. You can always add more or take some off. Because of the stiffness of the chain the bracelet wont come off.

Step 4: Finished

 Now you have a very simple, cool bracelet to wear around

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    I Love this! I made mine several years ago out of one of my many broken bike chains.

    +++ An alternative way to make this is with a 'quick link' which is a chain link with a sliding lock, they can be found at any bike shop and look like [This]. It is helpful to wear down the quick link with a screwdriver so it holds more loosely. This makes a very effective and completely discreet clasp.

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    i know im 6 years late, but your link doesn't work :(

    How did you get rid of all the grease

    Is there other mechanisms to make it easy to get off?

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    You can get a "quick link" from a bike store. They are designed to snap together without tools if you break your chain when out on a ride. It might be easier to get on and off using one of those.

    I have one of those well At first it is kinda hard to get them off but when you get used to it ya it works quite well but Im a lazy person so I sized my chain as my fist so easy in easy out

    there is another way of doing it on another instructible which is to glue a magnet over one of the ends of the chain then cutting a pin(rivet,possibly a nail...any ferrous rod with a head that is big enough to let you get it out with your nail)

    there are other mechanisms, such as cutting a slot in one of the outer plates, between the edge and the pin, so you can 'unclip' the link and slide the middle part off the pin. Not my idea, the company that makes recycled bike chain jewellery came up with it (or used it).

    i made this and after some thinking i used a rubber band and looped it through the holes so i can just slip it off

    Haha good friend :/

    That is soooo COOL!! I love going to junck yards, and getting, well, junck, and turning it into fasion.

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    *junk

    This is old, sorry. Just needed to say it ;-)

    And I like junk yards too.

    lol, more than 1 year

    I made one of these a year or so back, except I made a solid loop, so just re-crimped the two ends together. Pretty awesome until I grew out of it and had to remove the pin and break the chain in the process :D

    Just made one of these! They're awesome...just required a bit more work on my part than first anticipated.

    The screw is what holds it together? How well does it work?

    I just made one. Hoho, this is cool.

     do you think i could sell them at my local bike store? also there are bike tire belts on instructables i made some really cool!