Introduction: Make Bead & Chain Braclets
This instructable will show you how to make simple yet well made bracelets. It's super easy for beginners (like me), but ends up looking really nice. Some people even asked me where I had bought it!
2 Jump Rings
1 Lobster Claw Clasp
Time: 15-20 min.
Step 1: String the Beads
Cut a piece of string thats longer than what you need. You need to have plenty of extra string to make the knots and to hold it.
Knot one end of string and add the beads now. If you're having truble getting the string through the bead, try wetting the tip of the string to make it smoother\straighter.
Measure the length of your hand and determine what legnth you need your braclet to be.
Once you've done that, lay the string with the beads parallel to your measuring tape. Counting on from the end of the beads, mesure how much bigger the braclet needs to be. That is how much chain you will need. Cut that amount of chain with scissors.
Now fold the piece of chain in half and cut it through there. This way the amount of chain on each side of the beaded part will be equal.
Step 3: Tie the String to the Chain
Take one of your two pieces of chain and grab it by the end. Take your string with beads and put the string through the last chain link. Now tie it. Make sure to leave enough string to tie the other side too.
Now take the other piece of chain and tie it on the other side in the same way. Try your best to tie it as close as posible to the last bead, otherwise, you will have unwanted string showing and your beads will wigle around.
Once you tied both sides cut off the extra string with scissors.
Step 4: Adding the Clasp
Take one ring and pry the opening to make it wider. hook it in to the last link of of one end of the chain and close it up again.
Pry open another ring and hook it to the other end of the chain. This time hook a Lobster Clasp to it a dwell. Close the ring and you're bracelet is done!
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