Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . This chain maille pattern uses orbital rings, so called because they go around other rings and are purely for decoration.
Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This chain maille pattern uses orbital rings, so called because they go around other rings and are purely for decoration. They turn a plain link bracelet into something special.

Finished length 6.75" (17cm).

Materials

Silver Filled Jump Rings Open (.040) 18ga 5mm - Pack of 25
S11-15
  • Lesson Quantity: 80.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 each
  • Price: $3.08
  • Gold Club Price: $2.31
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18 gauge 3.2mm silver jump ring
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Silver Filled Oval Lobster Clasp 11mm - Pack of 1
S3-14
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $1.83
  • Gold Club Price: $1.37
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Tools

6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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Instructions
Step 1
Place 2 closed rings on an open ring and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Step 2
Arrange the 2 rings so the left one sits on top of the right one. Take an open ring and go down into the left ring and out through the right ring making sure that the ring is going around the area where the left and right rings cross and not through it. Close the ring. Add another ring in the same place. These 2 rings are called orbital rings, they don't form part of the structure of the bracelet they are there to create the pattern.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Step 3
Take an open ring and go through both of the original rings added in step 1, this time go through the space where they cross, just below the orbital rings. Add 2 closed rings and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Step 4
Arrange the rings as before so the left ring is sitting on top of the right ring. As before add 2 orbital rings by going down into the left ring around the area where the 2 rings cross and up through the right ring.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Step 5
Continue to add links and orbital rings by repeating steps 3 and 4. This bracelet length has 16 pattern repeats. On the last pattern element after the orbital rings have been added take a small 1/8" ring and take it through the left and right rings where they cross, add the clasp and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Orbital Link Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille orbital bracelet