DIY | Chain Link Bracelet (Part 1)

8.19.2012
I have been really inspired by chain bracelets lately.  Here is the first of 2 chain bracelet DIY's. When I saw this beautiful Marc Jacobs bracelet (here), I instantly knew what my next DIY would be. I love the gold chain against the elastic band. It feels chic, yet casual. Here's how to make your very own. Pretty easy peasy! Full tutorial after the break...

Materials:
- elastic rope (here)
- chain (similar here)
- clamp (bought from Athenian Fashions)
- pliers
- sewing thread
- e6000 adhesive

 Steps:
1. Cut the 2 length of elastic rope (about 5 1/4" to 6" depending on your wrist size). Then, cut 1 piece of chain about 2" long.
2. Fold one cut elastic rope and fold in half. Loop through one end of the chain.
3. Take the two ends of the elastic and put through the loop.
4. Pull the two ends of the elastic tightly. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for the other elastic rope.
5. Hold all 4 ends of the elastic rope, add a dab of e6000, then wrap tightly with sewing thread. This will keep all the ends in place.
6. Add a small dab of e6000 onto the inside of clamp.
7. Place the clamp onto the wrapped ends. Tightly squeeze each side of the clamp using the pliers to secure the ends of the elastic rope.

23 comments:

AD+SH DIY Fashion Blog said...

These look so cool. Looks easy to make too. Might have to give it a go.

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

LOVE THIS!!!!! Was just thinking I can use my broken hairties as the elastic cord!!
Anyways, hope you're doing well :)

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Beth said...

This is very cool!! I was just wondering this morning how I could do a bracelet using elastic.

Zoe said...

I particularly like the bracelet you have on the top arm, the one with many spikes. Where did you buy it please?

Steffani Louise said...

what a brilliant idea, i have to do this xx

Steffani Louise said...

what a brilliant idea, i have to do this xx

Madeleine said...

I love this, think I am going to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

Pajama Diaries said...

They are so easy to make no that you have actually shown us!
Thank you!

Svetlana said...

Здорово!

Her Persona said...

oh i totally want to make some of these bracelets!!



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Second Hand Rose said...

Thanks for the great DIY, I love all your bracelets they're amazing! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

Vedrana Moslavac said...

wow, this is so easy to make and looks great!

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Mandy Crandell said...

Beautiful! Love the elastic colors.

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Freya said...

i love it!! :) awesome bracelets!

love,
FREYA
http://beautyatragingsea.blogspot.de/

Francesca MyStrawberryNose said...

Great idea!!!! Can't wait to do it!!!! :D

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VSmith said...

I love this bracelet but can't find the clamps anywhere. I live in Michigan and don't have access to your store. Any help?

PinkPanther said...

WOW ! amazing and i love it ! i start to follow :*

startofadance said...

This is such an awesome idea! Definitely trying it out soon :D

Rachel Eng
startofadance.wordpress.com

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

love this! plus it looks fairly easy to make!

Anonymous said...

great tutorial! but alas, i have been trying to get the supplies together to make my own, and have had no luck finding clamps this large, or elastic rope this size. i've tried michaels, joann, and hancock fabrics; and google only turns up wholesale options. any readers have tips?

kia said...

Hi, anyone knows which elastic rope did she use ? I am unable to find it using the given link.

TabbyJo said...

Does anyone know what size chain was used?

fashiondivasonline said...

Perfectly simple and beautiful handmade bracelets.

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