Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop. I love making convertible jewelry such as this piece which can be worn as a wrap bracelet or necklace.

Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet

by Kristal Wick
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making, Making Loops
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I love making convertible jewelry such as this piece which can be worn as a wrap bracelet or necklace. The commercial pearl and gemstone link chains are so beautiful and versatile but cost a pretty penny. This technique teaches you how to make your own. Great project for using up your excess pearls or gemstones when you have only a few left over from other projects.

Materials

24 Gauge Round Silver Plated Amethyst Copper Craft Wire - 60 ft
H17-H24-60FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.00
  • Gold Club Price: $6.75
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Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.025) 22ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-16
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.22
  • Gold Club Price: $1.67
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Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp 6mm Button Shape - Pack of 1
K3-120
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.62
  • Gold Club Price: $2.72
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Sterling Silver Oxidized Chain w/ Pearls 3-4mm - 5 Feet
C8-331U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $82.60
  • Gold Club Price: $61.95
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Sterling Silver Chain with Stone Turquoise 3mm - 5 Feet
C8-214U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $47.50
  • Gold Club Price: $35.63
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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20 X 15 Inch Padded Work Mat
MAT-620.00
  • MAT-620.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.95
  • Gold Club Price: $11.21
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Instructions
Step 1
Make this project using purchased chains such as *C8-331U, *C8-214U or follow the steps below to make your own pearl chain.

Cut 3" pieces of wire (34 total). Take 5 pieces at a time and bend at 1".
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet
Step 2
Place the round nose pliers in the crook of the bend with the shorter side facing up.
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet
Step 3
Wrap the short wire over the top of the pliers jaw.
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Step 4
Continue to wrap the short wire all the way around the pliers jaw making a loop.
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Step 5
Grasp the loop with your chain nose pliers and wrap the short wire tightly around the longer wire using your fingers or flat pliers.
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Step 6
Continue wrapping 2-3 times. Trim the excess wire.
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Step 7
Slide a pearl onto the wire and make a right angle bend slightly above the pearl.
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet
Step 8
Wrap the wire around one of the jaws of your round nose pliers to create a loop, but DON'T wrap closed.
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet
Step 9
Create 34 of these pearl links (or enough to wrap around your wrist 3 times).
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Step 10
Complete the first pearl link by repeating steps 2-7 on the other side of the pearl.
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Step 11
Connect 2 pearl links by slipping the first loop into the unfinished second link.
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Step 12
Make your wraps as in Step 6.
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Step 13
Cut the excess wire and you have 2 pearl links connected.
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Step 14
Repeat until all 35 links are connected.
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet
Step 15
Connect a magnetic clasp loop to each wire end using a jump ring.
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Step 16
Wear this as a necklace or wrap around your wrist as a bracelet.
Kristal Wick's Butterfly Blues Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, butterfly blues chain and pearl necklace or bracelet