An ode to our favorite Louise, this bracelet is a study in monochrome. The amazing hematite fishtail chain is our favorite find of the month. We tied it with a wisp of hand painted silk ribbon and paired it with a vintage rhinestone bracelet to keep it soft. It transforms even the most basic jeans and tee combination.
- flat pliers
- charcoal grey thread
- hand painted silk thread
- hematite fishbone chain
- oval jump rings
- oversize closed ring
- lobster clasp
Gather your materials. You'll also need a pair of scissors, clippers, and a pair of flat pliers (or strong fingers).
Measure your wrist with the chain and mark it if it needs to trimmed a tad to fit.
Cut the chain to fit your wrist.
Open the first small oval jump ring with your pliers. Remember to pull north to south rather than east to west.
Attach the jump ring to the first end of the fishbone chain.
Add the lobster clasp to the oval jump ring and close with your pliers.
Repeat on the opposite end of the chain with oversize closed jump ring.
Now you have the base of your bracelet.
Cut about 2 yards of grey thread. Make sure to save some thread for making the Frida.
Slip the thread through the small oval jump ring that attaches the oversize jump ring to the chain.
Double knot the thread to attach it to the jump ring.
Trim one end of the thread. Leaving a little tail.
Pull the thread toward you in order to start wrapping the chain. You'll wrap the trimmed end with the other end as you go.
Start wrapping. You'll wrap around each 'bone' of the fishbone chain three times before moving onto the next.
Keep wrapping. It helps to hold the chain taut as you wrap.
Keep wrapping until you're reached the end of the chain.
Double knot the thread around the oval jump ring.
Trim the end.
Place the silk ribbon underneath the jump ring that connects the lobster clasp and the chain.
Tie a double knot around jump ring.
Trim the ends of the silk at a 45 degree angle.
Rock it. Alone or in a stack.