I don’t know what has gotten into me but I’m on a major bracelet kit. Maybe it’s because bracelet stacking is all the craze now and I can’t get enough! Some of the bracelets I have worked on before can be found here, here, and here. I have made a few variations to some of these as well but I recently made something a little different than usual and it was something I wanted to try for quite awhile.
About a year and a half ago I took an amazing trip to Hong Kong and while I was there I purchased this bracelet and have always wanted to try to replicate it. I get complimented on it all the time but it wasn’t until last week when a friend of mine noticed it and said she wanted one just like it so I took that as a challenge to finally make it.
Here is what the bracelet looks like:
It is made of of small rings…simple enough right? I went to Michaels and purchase the following: 2 packages of jump rings, a thin silver chain, and toggle clips.
The first thing I did was measure the length of the bracelet by using the one I have as a guide. I use wire cutters to cut the chain to size and then I added a jump ring to one end.
Next I added the circle portion of the toggle clip to the jump ring and began adding jump rings onto the chain from the other end.
I continued adding jump rings until I came close to the end.
When I had enough it was time to close off the chain by adding another jump ring to the other end of the chain and then the other half of the toggle clip. That’s all she wrote! It was by far the easiest and quickest bracelet I have ever made! The picture below shows the one I made next to the one I bought. It isn’t hard to tell which is which considering how shiny the new one is!
I can’t promise that this is my last bracelet post but I’m sure it will be for awhile!