23/05/2013

DIY Chain Bracelet (Part II)


As I'm having one week off from university I finally found the time to do another DIY. It's basically made of things I still had at home from my last DIY projects and you really don't need much to try it out. This is the second chain bracelet I'm doing (thus "part II") so if you want to see the first one you simply have to follow this link.

What you'll need:

1 chain (slightly shorter than the turn of your wrist)
1 cord in the colour of your choice (at least 150cm long)
about 20 pearls (one for each link of your chain, I took pearls from an old bracelet)
nippers (in case you still have to adjust the chain)
1 clasp

How to proceed:


1. Adjust the chain to the size of your wrist (don't forget to leave a little space for the clasp).


2. Fix the cord to the upper link of your chain with a simple knot. One part of the cord will be to fix the clasp so it can be quite short and the other part of the cord should be the long 150cm one.


3. Stick the smaller part to the table with some sticky tape so you can work more easily. Take the long side of the cord and turn it around the first link about 5 times (you can do more or less turns, it will depend on the size of the links and the thickness of your cord).


4. Now thread one pearl into the cord and go over to the next link, doing another 5 turns.


5. Continue like this and make sure to tie the cord really firm. When you arrive at the last link turn around 5 more times and fix it all with another knot. 



6. Now you have your bracelet with two cords at each side which you can use to fix the clasp. The best clasp you can take for this purpose should be the one I used here.



Easy right? Now there are so many ways to vary this DIY. For example you could continue with some other pearls on the other side of the chain. You could also leave out the pearls or replace them by some rhinestone chain. In fact you can make this bracelet as wide as you want by adding more chains or thicker cords, or... Don't forget to check out my first chain bracelet for more inspiration (pink cords, without pearls). Oh and the ultimate tip: why not make the whole thing a bit longer and use it as a necklace?
Do you like this DIY? If yes feel free to share some other chain bracelet ideas and variations! For example which would be the colour of your cord? Perhaps something neon would look pretty cool, right?

42 comments:

  1. Is a really great idea!! I love it!

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  2. cool DIY the result is so great!

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  3. fabolous bracelet...really good job my dear
    xoxo
    vendy

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  4. wow so adorable bracelet!

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  5. Perfect DIY. You did a great job.

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    Kisses

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  7. Lovely DIY! I also really like making bracelets, but I still have to find the perfect chain...

    Xx Alex

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  8. very nice blacelet
    xx
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  9. That's a really cool DIY! I like to have an arm candy on my hand! :)

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  10. Woww! It's so beautiful!! I love it!!!



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  11. That's a lovely DIY! Love the beads! So cute!!! :)
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  12. Wow, this is a lot of work! really adore people who has patience to do a DIY like this. its takes a lot of time and effort and very creative too!
    great post hun!

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  13. I love it!!!! :D U should sell them, Im a little lazy with bracelet making :S
    xoxo

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  14. This looks totally amazing! I am your new follower, follow back? xoxo ES
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  15. Great tutorial! I've been wanting to make myself a bracelet recently - just can't find the right tools. Thanks for sharing!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  17. Love the result, beautiful combination of blue and silver!

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  18. I love result!
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  20. What a great DIY! I think the beads and colored cord are the perfect addition to the plain chain bracelet! Great idea!

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  21. omg i love love love that bracelet!! so cute :D great diy!! definitely will try this :D

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  22. I wanna have this in a necklace! AMazing xjes
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  24. it's really awesome, thanks for sharing! i really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

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  25. Omg, this is gorgeous!! I really like the bracelet. And it doesn't look too hard, no.:) I just made a head piece today but nothing as elaborate as yours, I just remade an old necklace.:)

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  26. Love this! I did a DIY on a chain necklace but it was just plastic lol no wear near as fancy as this. I love that you added your own touch to it as well and not just the chain link itself. :)

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  27. this diy is awesome and seems easy to do!

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  28. This is awesome hun, the final product came out great! It looks store bought from a jewellery store.I enjoyed reading your point of view on my Cannes post. Aren't you glad its the end of the week? Have a great one dear!

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  29. looks great! thanks for sharing x

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  32. It looks great! And it looks fairly easy to create.

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  33. It is so cute and you were so good on it! Have to say that I have no patience with DIY jobs!:) Well done! Kisses! xo

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  34. Just perfectm love it :)

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  35. Nice DIY !
    I keep it in inspiration box :)
    Thx to share !
    xx
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  36. Amazing result ! Fabulous bracelet :)

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