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Spiral chain and suede DIY bracelet tutorial

Eileen is the creative blogger behind Yes Missy, a DIY fashion and lifestyle blog. She has a special love for making jewelry and dainty accessories. When she’s not crafting, you can find her antiquing and exploring new places to brunch. ...

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This spiral chain and suede bracelet is a beautiful piece of jewelry that also happens to be super easy to make. It’s a great piece of arm candy to wear alone or stacked with your other bracelets.

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The beauty of chain and suede bracelets is the huge number of variations you can make with them. Once you have learned the simple technique behind making this bracelet, you can experiment to make all sorts of different patterns and variations.

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Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

  • 13-14 inches of chain
  • 1 meter of suede lace
  • 6 jump rings
  • 1 lobster clasp

Tools:

  • Jewelry pliers
  • Glue gun or epoxy glue
  • Scissors


Directions:

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Start off by cutting 2 pieces of chain to about to 7 inches each. Lay them vertically side by side. Take your suede lace and weave it through the inner loops of the 2 chain pieces. Loosely tie the end of the suede lace into an overhand knot to prevent it from slipping off the chain.

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Bring the free end of the suede lace across the chain and thread it down through the next available link on the right side.

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Then from the backside, thread your suede lace upward through next link on the left chain.

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Like step 2, bring your suede lace across to the right chain and thread it down through the next chain link.

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Continue weaving the suede lace through the chain links. You’ll notice as make your bracelet it will naturally twist into a spiral helix pattern.

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Now to finish the ends. Untie the knot and take the end of your suede lace and weave it back into the last chain loop of the opposite side.

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Trim off any excess suede so you’re left with about a .5 cm tail end.

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Apply a drop of glue from your glue gun to your loose end.

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Then press the loose end onto the suede lace below for a clean finish. Do this for both ends.

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Finish your bracelet off by adding jump rings and a clasp to the ends.

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