3 Peat Copper Bracelet

bracelet measures 6.50" long, 1" wide

bracelet measures 6.50" long, 1" wide

 

What else would you call a winning bracelet with three different copper elements that work together so perfectly? Two sizes of chain and a shiny suede lace create a dark and hefty woven design. No special jewelry making skills are required for this fast project.

Directions

step 1 - Cut two lengths of the large double link chain to fit your wrist.  Cut 16” of suede. Leaving a 4” tail, weave the lace from one chain to the other joining them. The weave should be loose enough to allow the chains to sit side by side and not overlap in the center.

step 1 - Cut two lengths of the large double link chain to fit your wrist.  Cut 16” of suede. Leaving a 4” tail, weave the lace from one chain to the other joining them. The weave should be loose enough to allow the chains to sit side by side and not overlap in the center.

step 2 - At the end of the chain, bring the tails to the back of the work and slip them under the wraps.

step 2 - At the end of the chain, bring the tails to the back of the work and slip them under the wraps.

step 3 - Bring the tails to meet in the center.

step 3 - Bring the tails to meet in the center.

step 4 - Overlap the two tails and sew them together with needle and thread.  Cut off the excess leather.

step 4 - Overlap the two tails and sew them together with needle and thread.  Cut off the excess leather.

step 5 - Temporarily remove one link from each end of the chains to simplify the work. Open the links as you would jump rings.

step 5 - Temporarily remove one link from each end of the chains to simplify the work. Open the links as you would jump rings.

step 6 - Cut the thin chain to measure 30”.  Fold it in half and weave the folded end into the large links on one side of the bracelet.

step 6 - Cut the thin chain to measure 30”.  Fold it in half and weave the folded end into the large links on one side of the bracelet.

step 7 - When you get to the end, bring the chain through the double links and move to the other side of the bracelet weaving the chain.

step 7 - When you get to the end, bring the chain through the double links and move to the other side of the bracelet weaving the chain.

step 8 - When you’re done weaving the chain, open one of the thin links and use it to join one of the end chains to one of the starting chains.  

step 8 - When you’re done weaving the chain, open one of the thin links and use it to join one of the end chains to one of the starting chains.  

step 9 - Repeat with the remaining two chain ends. Remove the excess chain. The connected chains should not be so tight that it prevents the bracelet from laying flat. Replace the links you removed in step five.

step 9 - Repeat with the remaining two chain ends. Remove the excess chain. The connected chains should not be so tight that it prevents the bracelet from laying flat. Replace the links you removed in step five.

step 10 - Finish by adding 4mm copper jump rings to the bracelet ends. Add one to each of the end links. Attach the jump rings to a four strand slide clasp.

step 10 - Finish by adding 4mm copper jump rings to the bracelet ends. Add one to each of the end links. Attach the jump rings to a four strand slide clasp.

 


Supplies

At Amazon

  •  double link copper chain - link size 15mm x 8mm
  •  thin copper chain - link size 3mm x 2mm  
  •  4 strand copper slide clasp
  •  4mm copper jump rings
  •   jewelry pliers and cutters

At JoAnn’s

  •  copper suede lace cord
  •  needle and thread

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