Uplink Bracelet

PROJECT B1028
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
Japanese 8 in 2 chain maille made with black rings makes up the mesh-like band of this bracelet, which is edged with Swarovski crystals in purple velvet. It has a futuristic, edgy feel, and is sure to draw the eye.
Instructions
Measure your wrist before you begin. You will want a snug fit for this bracelet, with a finished measurement only about 1/2" longer than your wrist measurement. I made mine 6 1/2" long. If you are going to need to make yours much longer, you will need to buy an additional package of FMC-2471, the 20 gauge chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 3/16".
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make a Japanese 8 in 2 Chain Maille Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Edging. This video will walk you through the entire process of making this bracelet.
  2. Use 20 gauge black chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 3/16" and 20 gauge black chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 7/64" to make a piece of Japanese 8 in 2 chain maille with three rows of large rings across. Make your piece of chain maille the same length as your wrist measurement.
  3. As demonstrated in the video, use .015" black beading wire to string a row of 6mm purple velvet Swarovski crystal bicone beads along each edge of the chain maille, attaching them to gunmetal plated magnetic clasps at the ends using gunmetal plated crimp beads and wire protectors.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FMC-2471 - Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 4.76mm / 140pc, Black Color
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • FMC-2271 - Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 2.78mm / 220pc, Black Color
    Project uses 2 packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-1694 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
    Project uses 3 packages. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCL-6805 - Gun Metal Plated Magnetic Clasps 6 x 4.5mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1253 - Gun Metal Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4162 - Gunmetal Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67553 - Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5650 - Beadsmith Jump Ring Opener Tool For Jewelers - Simply Slip It On Like A Ring
Additional Information
Ingredients FMC-2471, FMC-2271, SWBB-1694, FCL-6805, FCR-1253, FCR-4162, XCR-67553,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 4.76mm / 140pc, Black Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 140 Pieces.
$1.00 / Package | SKU: FMC-2471
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1694
Magnetic Clasp, 6x4.5mm, 4 Clasp Sets, Gun Metal Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-6805
Gun Metal Barrel Crimp Beads 2x1.5mm Brass  (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.00 / Package | SKU: FCR-1253
Gunmetal Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FCR-4162
Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-67553
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

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