Serpentine Double Chain Bracelet
A chunky 2-strand chain bracelet topped off with a flat top jade bead. Wear it tight and stack it right. This stunner is the perfect DIY to get your creative juices flowing.
- set of jewelry tools
- plated steel curb chain
- jump rings
- lobster clasp
- rectangular serpentine bead
Start by bending your wire on one side with your chain nose pliers, at a 90 degree angle about 10mm from the end.
Make a loop with your round nose pliers by rolling the wire around the round end of the pliers. You want the loop to be wide enough for the chain to fit inside.
With your clippers, snip off any excess wire where it meets the start of your loop.
Twist the loop open a little bit so that there is room for the chain to go inside. Put the last link of chain through the loop and close the loop back with your chain nose pliers.
Slide your wire through one hole in the stone.
Push the stone all the way down to the loop you created. Then bend the rest of the straight wire up at a 90 degree angle. Make a loop on this side the same size as the first one using your round nose pliers.
Place the stone at the center top of your wrist where you like to wear your bracelets. Measure the chain around to the center back and mark the link right at the center.
Find the open split on the chain link you just marked. Using your clippers, place them at this opening, snip and then pry the chain open. This should allow enough room for the two sections of chain to separate. Discard the one link you snipped off.
Open the empty loop and put the piece of chain you just cut onto the loop, close it tight. Now it's time to cut this chain the same length as we cut the first one so that it fits around your wrist. We will be adding length with jump rings and the clasp so if you like a tight bracelet you might want to cut this side a link or two shorter. If you like your bracelets to dangle on your wrist cut it the exact same length as the first.
Repeat the above steps to replicate adding the chain to the other side of the stone.
Open 4 of the small jump rings by twisting the open north to south. Don't pull it apart east to west or it will be very hard to get it back in a perfect round shape. Attach one jump ring to each final links of chain on all 4 side.
Open the large jump rings. Thread one large jump ring through two small jump rings on one side of the chain.
Add a lobster clasp onto the jump ring and close it tightly.
On the other side of the bracelet add large jump rings to use as the catch for your lobster clasp. You can add as many as you like or just one if you like your bracelet tighter.