Introduction: Black and Red Bracelet
After finishing the chain for my Time turner necklace, I still had a lot of those black jump rings left. I wanted to make a bracelet with it, a bit in the same style as my hogwarts houses bracelets, but at the same time totally different.
When I got the idea of this specific bracelet, I started searching for the perfect beads. This turned out to be harder than I thought: They had to be big enough to fit on the jump rings, yet small enough to let two of them fit on. Also, I needed quite a lot of them.
I first found these lovely blue beads, but they were just a bit too small. My next try, green beads, looked great, until I noticed I only had about five of them. And then I saw these red beads. I never realised how much of those actually were in that mixed box! I placed them next to the black rings, and loved what I was seeing.
I really like the way this turned out, I hope you'll like it too!
Step 1: Materials
To make a bracelet like this, you will need:
- jump rings
- a closure
Step 2: Joining the Rings
Place the first jump ring between the pliers and bend it open with a second pair of pliers (using round nose pliers as second pair also works). This way the jump ring will keep its shape. Add a second ring and close it again. Keep repeating this until you have reached the desired length. Keep in mind that you still have to add the closure.
Step 3: Adding a Closure
You can add the closure the same way as the jump rings. After adding the closure, I tried the bracelet on to check the length, but it fitted a bit too exact for me, so I added an extra piece of chain to it.
Step 4: Adding the Beads
Search the middle jump ring of your bracelet and hold it with your pliers. Bend it open and add a bead. Close it again and move the open side of the jump ring to the opposite side. Hold and open it again and add a second bead.
Step 5: More Beads
You can repeat last step for the remaining rings of the bracelet. I added two beads every other jump ring.
Step 6: Done
And that's it! I really hope you liked this 'ible, if you did, I would love to know!!