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Chain Bracelet with Tutorial

About this design:

Here is the promised tutorial on making the chain and leather bracelet. If any of the steps aren't clear just let me know and I'll do my best to give a better explanation.


7.2mm rolo chain, 2mm leather cord, 2 beads with 2mm holes

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Start with two pieces the same length. These two are 7 inches each.
Step 2:
Tie the first link on each piece of chain together.
Step 3:
Center the two lengths of chain on the leather cord.
Step 4:
Skip a link then pass one end of the cord through the next link. Repeat with the other end of the cord. (The cord will be passed through the links from each side.)
Step 5:
Pull the ends of the chord until it fits around the horizontal links. Skip a link.
Step 6:
Pass the cord through the next link. Continue to the end of the chain always skipping a link then passing the cord through the next link. (The ends of the cord will go through the vertical links and skip the horizontal links.)
Step 7:
Form the bracelet into a circle then pass the ends of the cord through the first two links and pull to close the circle. Next open the circle just enough to slip the bracelet over the hand. Place a bead on each end of the cord and slide it up next to the edge of the opening then tie a knot against the bead. Trim excess cord. Pull on the beads to tighten the bracelet around the wrist.

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  1. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Nancy this is an awesome tutorial! Love the look of the bracelet, Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Violet
    Violet says:

    Love this style, Nancy, thanks for the tut !!!!
    I sent you a message…. I’ll be in Encinitas tomorrow… if you can stop by…

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial — very easy to follow and great photos, Nancy! :D :D :D

  4. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thanks for sharing, I will have to try this.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Glad y’all like the bracelet and it’s good to know the instructions aren’t too hard to follow. :D

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    Added Touch says:

    What a clever technique! I bet people will use it for lots of wonderful designs. I plan on incorporating it sometime. Thanks!

  7. Coree M
    Coree M says:

    Can you please assist me in the final closing the bracelet on the wrist. Am having difficulty in grasping how to tighten to stay on then how does it loosen to come off the wrist? Thank-You in Advance.

  8. Tessa
    Tessa says:

    I could use more instruction on the closure not clear enough for me..

  9. Need 2 Bead
    Need 2 Bead says:

    This is a great tut, very easy to follow. Saved me time and money . My local bead store wanted to charge me $35 per hour plus the cost of supplies to teach me how to make this bracelet.

  10. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Awwwww….this would have made for a much easier time yesterday!! I love these sooo much!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Here’s Nancy’s step-by-step instructions for the chain/leather bracelet.

  12. Simar Collection
    Simar Collection says:

    Very Nice

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