Introduction: Chain & Pearl Bracelet
In this Instructable, I will teach you how to make a pearl and chain layered bracelet!
I made this bracelet with materials I ordered online or found around the house. I am using pearl beads and silver chains, but you can use any combination of beads and chains to achieve any style you want!
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Without further ado, LET'S BEGIN!
To begin, you need the following:
- Round Beads
- Jewelry Chain
- Elastic String
- Needlenose pliers or wirecutters
- Jewelry-stringing needle (optional)
The amount of chain and beads you need depends entirely on the size of your beads and chain links, and the wrist of the intended wearer. It's better to overestimate the amount of material that you need than run short halfway. I would recommend starting with at least 100 beads and 100 links of chain. This number will decrease if you use bigger beads and links.
I am using bigger links and beads, and making the bracelet for a small wrist, so I used 10 sections of 3 link chains and 30 white beads & 30 purple beads.
Step 1: Separate the Chain
First, you need to separate the chain into smaller pieces. The number of pieces depends on the number of section you are putting into the bracelet. I am making ten sections, so that means ten equal pieces of chain. The length of the chain should be as equal as possible to three of your chosen beads sitting in a row.
You can complete this step using needlenose pliers or wirecutters, whichever you prefer.
Step 2: Start Stringing
Now you will use the jewelry-stringing needle to start stringing together the beads and chain. First string a piece of chain, then string two beads of one colour. Then string another piece of chain and the next two beads of the other colour. Remember not to string the same colour two sections in a row. This rule does not matter if you are using the same colour for the whole bracelet, instead of different colours.
Repeat this process until all the chains have been strung. The number of beads strung should be twice the number of pieces of chain.
Step 3: Tie Off and Restring
Now tie off the string. After making the knots, instead of cutting the string right away, I always take the string through the whole bracelet a second time. This gives the bracelet more durability.
After restringing, tie off the string again. I usually give it three or four knots, just to be safe. Now you can snip off the end.
Step 4: String the Second Layer
Now you're gonna repeat Step Two, except this time take the string through the second link in all the pieces of chain. Follow the same pattern described in Step Two. When you're done stringing, repeat Step Three with this second layer.
Step 5: String the Third Layer
Now just repeat Step Two and Step Three, except take the string through the third link in the pieces of chain this time.
After completing this step, you will have a finished bracelet.
Step 6: Conclusion
Congratulations! You are now done!
Thank you so much for reading this tutorial! I hope you found it easy to follow, and if you have any questions or suggestions, then please leave a comment.
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