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Topic: (FULL TUTORIAL ADDED!) My version of a $385 bracelet! :) chain and thread.  (Read 88290 times)
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« on: August 08, 2010 05:30:26 PM »

For starters: the bracelet I made...


http://limettejewelry.com/sp/Untitled-1%20copy.png

So I was browsing some high end designer jewelry a while back, and though I never buy designer things, it's sometimes interesting to look through such items. I came across this bracelet that i thought was really cute...except it was $385!


http://limettejewelry.com/sp/bracelet.png
the $385 bracelet.

Looked simple enough. So I decided to make my own; except with brass chain, since well, I like brass chain better.

http://limettejewelry.com/sp/01.png
the materials.


- Thick curb chain (I used brass chain from Michael's, $2.99)
- Embroidery thread, of your color choice(s).
- Clasp, charms, jump rings
- Jewelry pliers, clear nailpolish




1) Measure a length of chain that will fit comfortably around your wrist. Then cut 6 strands of embroidery thread that are three times the length of your wrist. These 6 strands will count as one set. Repeat this to make another one, so that you have two sets. (I chose 3 colors, so I used 2 red/2 blue/2 purple in each set)


For the sake of this tutorial though, I separated the strands - let's clall them Red/Purple and Blue/Purple! It will be much easier to follow along this way.


2) Tie the strands together, then string Blue/Purple under & through one end of the chain.



3) Red/Purple goes over Blue/Purple, then under and through the chain


4) Red/Purple goes over the chain, and Blue/Purple goes over Red/Purple.


5) Then Blue/Purple under and through the chain....


6) Red/Purple goes over and through the chain. Keep repeating until you're done!

*Depending on how thick/wide your chain is, you may need more or less embroidery thread. The original by Bidermann only had the thread wrapping around each link once. I had a much wider chain, so the thread wrapped around each link three times.


7) Tie it off, trim it down if you'd like, add a few dots of clear nailpolish to secure the knots. Add some charms and a clasp.


It was a little tricky figuring out how to braid two strands around each chain link - essentially, the chain is the 3rd "strand" of the braid...The whole thing is pretty much a bunch of overs and unders and through the chain.


http://limettejewelry.com/sp/Untitled-1%20copy.png
Done! and it cost me WAY less than $385.

the same pictures (more or less) are at my blog , although on my blog i included text instructions. although i think if you just really look at the strands of thread, it's pretty easy to figure out (as long as you know how to braid!)  Added the full tutorial here! (8/9/10)

Let me know what you think! or if you have any questions. I might make a few more with different color schemes Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010 05:38:29 PM »

Love it. Yours is way nicer too. I don't like the paper clip on the designer one. I really like yours.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010 06:01:19 PM »

This . . . is . . . INSANELY . . . cool!

Thanks SO much for posting this. I have the perfect project for it.

Woot!

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010 06:01:45 PM »

i think yours is neater.  hey you know they are having a contest on here just now about tutorials?  you should put this over there, too, but maybe add in the words that you said you left out in this version.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010 06:02:58 PM »

That's awesome! I seriously thought yours was the inspiration piece at first.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010 06:05:05 PM »

yup, your's is better i do agree. I am now going to have to try this...it's so awesome! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010 06:13:45 PM »

Very cool bracelet and thanks for giving a tut!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010 10:28:11 PM »

This is stunning! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010 08:41:22 AM »

Love it. Yours is way nicer too. I don't like the paper clip on the designer one. I really like yours.

Thank you! And yes the paper clip thing is a bit random. Mainly considering the price...What is it, like a pure gold paper clip or something? I personally like it without the paper clip.

This . . . is . . . INSANELY . . . cool!

Thanks SO much for posting this. I have the perfect project for it.

Woot!

~CD~

Of course! Have fun with it!! Smiley

i think yours is neater.  hey you know they are having a contest on here just now about tutorials?  you should put this over there, too, but maybe add in the words that you said you left out in this version.

Thank you, and no I didnt know that, I should go check it out!

That's awesome! I seriously thought yours was the inspiration piece at first.

Aw well thanks! It was fun to make.

yup, your's is better i do agree. I am now going to have to try this...it's so awesome! Shocked)

Ahh definitely post a picture after you finish yours, if you can!

Very cool bracelet and thanks for giving a tut!

This is stunning! Thanks for the tute!

Thank you guys ^^^ !!  and youre very welcome!
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010 11:25:31 AM »

I was so crazy excited about this cool tutorial, that I *had* to try it!

Here's a crappy quality cell phone pic of the result. It's a first try, but so far so good. I may re-do it making thread group all black and the other brown instead of black/brown for the first thread group and black/khaki for the second thread group) What are your thoughts on that?



I'm in the process of making a "prize" for a book-related website (i.e., The Hunger Games), and this tutorial you posted was the ideal compliment for a pendant (a 4" replica of a claw of an evil creature from the book) I'd made. The chain with the braided fiber is organic looking yet "tough". It was perfect. I've been struggling with what to use for a neck strap for it, and your post was JUST the ticket.

Thanks again for your generosity to the craftster community for posting such a great tutorial.

~CD~
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