This multi-strand chain bracelet is perfect for more formal occasions.
*** TIP: I used the Jumpring Opener and Chain Nose pliers to open and close the jump rings. When dealing with opening and closing a lot of jump rings, it makes it easier to use the jump ring opener for better control. **
1) Take one of your eyepins and string one 3mm Jet Bicone, one 6mm Round Crystal bead, and then another 3mm Jet Bicone. With your Chain nose and Round nose pliers, make simple loop, cutting off any excess wire with your Side Cutters. Keep the end of the simple loop that you are creating slightly open as you will be attaching a piece of chain to both ends of the beaded eyepin.
2) Repeat this step until you have eight beaded eyepins. Once you have made all of these, set them aside.
3) You will need to cut the 8" length of chain to sixteen - 2 link lengths of chain. Set aside.
4) To start connecting the pieces, take one 2-link length of chain and attach one of your beaded eyepins using the loop that you created and close the loop. On the other end of your beaded eyepin where the loop is already completely closed, use your Chain nose pliers to open it slightly and attach another length of chain. Close the loop securely. Attach the end of the chain and a Channel to a jump ring. Close the jump ring, and use another jump ring and piece of chain on the other side of the channel. Close the jump ring. Continue connecting the chain, channels and beaded eyepins until you have connected 6 channels, 8 beaded eyepins, and the 16 lengths of chain.
5) Repeat for the second strand.
6) Attach one of the ends of both of the strands to one jump ring and attach the loop on your clasp to the jump ring as well, and then close the jump ring. One the other end, take both of the strands and attach them to one jump ring and then attach a 5mm jump ring to the jump ring with the ends of the chain and then close the jump ring. Quantity of Items Needed
16 Swarovski Bicone 5328 3mm Jet
1 Lobster Clasp 11x6mm w/Open Ring Sterling Silver
8" Long Curb Link Chain 3.5mm Sterling Silver
8 Eye Pin
1" 20 Gauge Sterling Silver
15 Jump Ring Round Open 4mm Sterling Silver
8 Swarovski Round 5000 Bead 6mm Crystal
6 Swarovski Round Channel 6mm Crystal Sterling Plated