Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . This bracelet is for those who want the look and feel of chain maille without having to master it.
Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This bracelet is for those who want the look and feel of chain maille without having to master it. It is chunky and has a bit of a jingle. Any nugget beads will suit this design or you can swap in some teardrop or oval shaped beads or pearls.

Materials

Turquoise nuggets 8-10 mm x 5-7 mm
  • Lesson Quantity: 30.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 30.00 each
sterling slider clasp with 3 rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 3.50 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $13.28
  • Gold Club Price: $9.96
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16 gauge 5mm sterling jump rings
  • Lesson Quantity: 90.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 90.00 each
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Tools

6.5 Inch Long Flat Nose Pliers - Pack of 1
G2-74
  • G2-74
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.87
  • Gold Club Price: $7.40
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Flush cut the end of your wire and file this end smooth and rounded. Place your turquoise nugget on the wire and using chain nose pliers turn 2mm of the wire back onto itself in a hook shape and then flatten the hook so the 2 wires sit snugly side by side.
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Step 2
On the other end flush cut the wire 20mm from the end of the nugget and file the cut wire smooth and rounded. This 20mm measurement will depend on the size of your loops. You may need a bit more or less wire. Try this out on a piece of scrap wire first and mark your pliers so you get uniform loops. The wire is much easier to file smooth and rounded before it is wrapped into the loop where it is harder to access. Place your wire in the round nosed pliers at your mark and wrap 2 loops. The end of the wire should be snug against the loops at the base.
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Step 3
The bracelet is made up of 3 strands of 1 in 1 chain with 30 rings per strand. The bottom strand has a wrapped nugget on each ring. Open a ring and place a nugget on the ring and close it. Open another ring place a nugget on the ring and go through the previous ring and close the ring. As you add rings with nuggets make sure that they lie in the same way as the ones before. Each odd numbered ring should lie the same way as should the even numbered rings.
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Step 4
To attach the strands to the clasp ends make sure that the clasp pieces have one mushroom end facing up and the other facing down. Make sure the chains aren't twisted and that the odd and even numbered rings lie the same way. To attach the chain to the clasp open the last ring of the chain and go through the small loop on the clasp, then close the ring. Attach the plain chain strands to the top 2 rings of the clasp ends and the turquoise strand to the bottom rings.
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet
Kylie Jones's Turquoise Silver Chain Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , turquoise silver chain bracelet