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You can create this ChainMaille Bracelet in within 1 hour or less
What you need are a pair of pliers & some jump rings.
I used 16 gauge (1.6 mm) aluminum wire jump rings with 1/4″ (6.35 mm) inner diameter
You can either purchase some jump rings with 4.0 Aspect Ratio or make your own jump rings
You can download the pdf tutorial here or follow the following tutorial (^_____^):
1. Decide your color scheme. (For first-timers: It’s easier to start with making a two-colored version of the bracelet first).
2. Open all of the jump rings in color A (in this tutorial: Red) & close all of the jump rings in color B (in this tutorial: Green)
3. Using a jump ring in color A (red), scoop 2 jump rings in color B (green)
4. Close the color A (red) jump ring
5. Hook another color A (red) jump ring onto the previous color A jump ring
6. Weave two color B jump rings (green) onto the open color A (red) jump ring
7. Close the color A (red) jump ring
8. Put the jump rings on top of your workspace and separate the color B (green)
9. Weave another color A (red) ring onto the previous color A ring right between the two color B (green) rings
10. Weave 2 Color B (green) rings onto the open Color A (red) ring; then close the Color A (red) ring.
11. To create a standard size bracelet, repeat steps 8 – 11 till you have a 7″ (17.75 cm) chain.
12. Then, find the first & the last Color A (red) rings. Use jump rings to attach a clasp onto the bracelet. Or, you can also use a ribbon instead.
And … that’s it!!!
It can make a pretty good holiday gift, don’t you think?
If you can’t find a 6.4mm cylindrical object [to coil the wire and create your jump rings], a slightly smaller or larger mandrel will do
Or, get a chance to WIN enough premium quality jump rings to create this bracelet in any 2 colors you like or an All-in-One Starter Pack. For more details, please read my previous blog post >>> http://angelicabrigade.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/the-best-way-to-start-learning-to-create-chain-maille-jewelry-giveaway/
Credit: This chain maille weave is Shaggy Loops, invented by Shelley of Metal Designz