Chain Maille Buckle Bracelet

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Description:

CHAINMAILLE BUCKLE BRACELET

By: Lauren Andersen

Materials:

132 18g 9/64" TR Silver Beadalon® Artistic Wire™ Chain Maille Jump Rings A314-18S-10-05

20 18g 5/32" TR Silver Beadalon® Artistic Wire™ Chain Maille Jump Rings A314-18S-10-06 12 18g 15/64" TR Silver Beadalon® Artistic Wire™ Chain Maille Jump Rings A314-18S-10-10

1 2-Strand Clasp A355B-110

1 Buckle Component - Michael's

2 Glass Mirror 12mm Beads - Michael's

6" Beadalon® 18 gauge TR Silver Artistic Wire™

Tools:

2 Pair Snub Nose Pliers by The ChainMaille Lady™

1 Pair Designer Flush Cutters 202E-001

1 Pair Bail Pliers 4mm/2mm 201A-220

Steps:

1. Cut a piece of 18 gauge wire 3" long.

2. Using Parallel Pliers grip one end of the wire between the pliers with the top of the wire flush with the top of the pliers.

3. Holding the pliers parallel to you, take your left thumb and place it below the pliers and on the wire, slowly bend the wire upward and around the smaller (2mm) jaw of the plier until the wire touches the point in between the pliers.

4. Open the pliers and allow the wire wrap to drop back to the beginning point.

5. Re-grip the wire with the pliers, with your left hand bend the wire upward and to the right of the previous wrap. Bend the wire until the wire touches the point in between the pliers.

6. Open the pliers and allow the wire wrap to drop back to the beginning point.

7. Repeat step 5 and 6 until you have two and 3/4 loops on the wire.

8. Remove the loops from the pliers and trim the wire.

9. Add a bead to the uncoiled end of the wire and repeat steps 2 - 6.

10. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the loops are snug against the bead. You will have more than just 2 3/4 loops.

11. Remove the loops from the pliers and trim the wire loops until you have only two loops.

12.Adjust the loops to be parallel to one another.

Working 1/2 of the Bracelet

13. Working from the buckle, add six 18g 15/64" jump rings to one side of the buckle.

14. Add two sets of 18g 9/64" jump rings to the right and left two sets of 18g 15/65" jump rings.

15. Add two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the center two 18g 15/64" jump rings.

16. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attach the left most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

17. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attached the right most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

18. Add two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the left and right two sets of 18g 9/64" jump rings.

19. Repeat step 18.

20. Attach the bead to the center two 18g 5/32" jump rings using two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

21. Attach the left two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the bead using one 18g 9/64" jump ring.

22. Attach the right two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the bead using one 18g 9/64" jump ring.

23. Add two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the bead's other loop.

24. Add two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

25. Add six 18g 9/64" jump rings to the two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

26. Add one set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to each of the three sets of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

27. Add one set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to each of the three sets of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

28. Add one set of 18g 9/64" jump rings to the left and right two sets of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

29. Add two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

30. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attach the left most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

31. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attached the right most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

32. Add one set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the left set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings, the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings, and the right set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

33. Add one set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the left and right two sets of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

34. Add two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings.

35. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attach the left most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

36. Using two 18g 9/64" jump rings attach the right most set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings.

Attaching the Slide Clasp

37. Using one 18g 9/64" jump ring attach the left set of two 18g 9/64" jump rings to the left loop on one half of the clasp.

38. Using one 18g 9/64" jump ring attached the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the left loop on one half of the clasp.

39. Using one 18g 9/64" jump ring attach the center set of two 18g 5/32" jump rings to the right loop on one half of the clasp.

40. Using one 18g 9/64" jump ring attach the right set of 18g 9/64" jump rings to the right loop on one half of the clasp.

41. Repeat steps 1 through 40 for the other side of the bracelet.



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