Make a Three-Strand Bracelet by Marilyn Gardiner

By on September 19, 2017
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Wire Jewelry Tip for September 19th, 2017

Make a Three-Strand Bracelet

by Marilyn Gardiner

You often see 3-strand beaded bracelets, but have you considered making one with chainmail? There are several options, but one key to success is to have 3 strands of a similar diameters. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Use 3 identical strands of the same chainmail weave. You could mix this up with two different metals, say black for the outside strands, and silver in the middle. Or, silver on the outside, and bronze in the middle.
  1. Use 2 strands of the same chainmail weave with a third that is different. Here, I’ve combined an unassuming weave like Jens Pind, with a more complex looking weave like Chinese Knot (aka Pheasible).

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  1. Combine 2 chainmail strands with a middle strand of Swarovski cup chain for delicious sparkle and colour. I used this idea to make Christmas gifts for my two daughters.
  1. Combine two chainmail strands with a middle strand of strung beads—these could be art glass, pearls, gemstones, crystals, or acrylic, along with metal spacer beads. First, make the chainmail strands the correct length—then make the beaded strand a matching length.

Happy Wrapping!

 

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