Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Turn your watch into a fabulous silver bracelet.
Box Chain Watchband
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Turn your watch into a fabulous silver bracelet. This box chain watch band is thin and streamlined. It has a beautiful, intricate, even weave pattern. Watch faces can be bought in a variety of shapes and styles. The majority are made with base metals but you can also buy stainless steel watch faces. Sterling silver watch faces use to be available but are now hard to find.

Materials

Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.030) 20ga. (OD) 4mm (ID) 2.53mm - Pack of 10
K11-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 148.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 15.00 each
  • Price: $2.10
  • Gold Club Price: $1.58
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20g AWG (0.8mm) (ID) 1/8” (3.2mm) jump ring Sterling Silver
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.040) 18ga. 5mm Heavy - Pack of 10
K11-34
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.74
  • Gold Club Price: $2.06
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Watch face 32mm x 25mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Clasp Round Ring 14mm - Pack of 1
K3-77
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.00
  • Gold Club Price: $5.25
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Tools

6 Inch Heavy Duty Flat Nose Pliers with Narrow Jaws
G2-96
  • G2-96
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $9.97
  • Gold Club Price: $7.48
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Instructions
Step 1
Using the 20g 5/32" rings, take an open ring, add 2 closed rings, and close the ring. Add another ring in the same place so you now have 2 links each with 2 rings. Add a piece of scrap wire to the rings in the first link. This link will be link 1 and the 2nd will be link 2.
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Step 2
The 2 rings in link 2 are folded back. The bottom ring is folded back towards the bottom and the top is folded back towards the top. Take an open ring and part the 2 rings in link 1 and go through the 2 folded back rings from link 2. Add another ring in the same place. The 2 new rings now become link 1 in the pattern.
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Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
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Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
Step 3
Add 2 rings to form link 2.
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Step 4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add another box link.
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Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
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Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
Step 5
Keep adding box links until you have a chain with 16 box links. Add one more box link but this time in step 2 add 3 rings instead of 2, then in step 3, only add 1 19g 3/16" ring instead of 2 20g rings.
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Step 6
Using the 20g rings again, add an open ring to the same spot where the scrap wire is, attach this open ring to the bottom of the watch face. Remove the scrap wire and attach 2 more rings in the same place.
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Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Watchband - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , box chain watchband
Step 7
Make the other side of the band in exactly the same way. In step 5 substitute the large 19g ring for the small 20g 1/8" ring and before you close this small ring add the trigger clasp. Attach the chain in the same way as in step 6 to the top of the watch face.
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