Retired - Life on a Chain Bracelet

Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
A length of striking antiqued silver chain with squared links creates an industrial silhouette perfect for men's jewelry.
These instructions will create an 8 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the length of chain used.
  1. Cut a 7 inch length of basketweave chain. You will want square links to form both ends of the bracelet, so use flat nose and fine chain nose pliers to open the basketweave connectors on each end and discard them.
  2. Open 1 oval jump ring and connect the square link on one side of the chain and the ring of your swivel lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  3. Repeat step 2 twice more, so you have 3 jump rings connecting the end of the chain and the clasp.
  4. Close the clasp around the square link on the other side of the chain. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-0105 - Antiqued Silver Plated Bulk Chain, Square Links with Basketweave Connectors 11.5mm, Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 7 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-8200 - Gunmetal Grey Color Base Metal Swivel Lobster Clasp 32mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3901 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 20 Gauge 4mmx6mm (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients CHA-0105, FCL-8200, FJR-3901,

Purchase Components

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You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: FCL-8200
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$32.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450

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