Thursday, 4 October 2012

Chain and Bead Bracelet


 Hey Everyone,

I'm sick at the moment with an awful flu, so today I'm going to share this tutorial really quickly with heaps of photos so you can't go wrong..

These bracelets are so easy to make - I whipped up 4 in less than an hour

Simply all you need are;
 beads, charms, chain, jump rings, head pins and a clasp. 

Not pictured - you will need pliers to open the chain links and to bend the head pins. You don't need fancy jewellery pliers, any long nose ones will do.
  

Snip the end off the headpins and cut to the length you want (slightly longer than each bead).
Bend the pin 90 degrees then using the pliers - loop in the opposite direction, to form a link on either side of the bead.


Then join the beads and chain together (by slightly opening the links to connect - don't forget to close them) in whatever combination you like and add your charms in too.


 Add the clasp and look at the cute bracelet you just made!


What I love about these bracelets is that you can adjust them along the chain to what ever length you want, leaving a decorative length of chain free.


Cute right? And easy enough to make more than one!!!
 
 Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a great week
xxx
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12 comments:

  1. Cuteness, and Aldi had bead packs on special, I let Elizabeth pick a pack for each of us. I think I might make it a bit longer for an anklet. This will be perfect, didn't think about the pliers have to see what jules has. Feel better soon xoxoxo

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    1. Who and what is Aldi - and why do I not know about beads on special?????

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  2. Natalie..you know I love your stuff! I really love the color of the bronze chain, but all of them are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Danni - I really like the bronze one too - so going to make a few more like it - need to get them listed on Etsy too xxx

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  3. Adorable, like all your jewelry. I especially love the one on the grey chain. These remind of a necklace I made but haven't posted about yet and totally forgot about...

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    1. Thanks Al - cant wait to see your necklace xxx

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  4. You make me think maybe I could make these. So pretty!

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    1. They are too easy Heather - you could do this!!!

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  5. First of all Natalie So sorry to hear you're under the weather.Making bracelets is a good way to take you mind off feeling not so good.
    You're making good use of taking care of yourself making your awesome bracelets. I love the beads and chains you've put together. My kind of style so much. Thanks for sharing and lots of inspiration.
    Sure hope you'll be much better very soon. Take good care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you hun, I'm on the mend now but it was a nasty dose of flu - I had actually forgot how bad it can be. And I'm loving these bracelets too - gonna make a big ol' heap of them lol xxx

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  6. Hey Nat...hope you feel better soon...thank you for sharing the how to...jewelry is one of those things that I haven't really tried my hand at so this always helps...;)

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    1. Thanks Lucy - I am on the mend thankfully!
      Jewelry is so easy to make - you should give it a try - be warned tho - its addictive lol.
      xxx Nat

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