Uplink Bracelet

Uplink Bracelet
Japanese 8 in 2 chain maille made with black rings makes up the mesh-like band of this bracelet, which is edged with Swarovski crystals in purple velvet. It has a futuristic, edgy feel, and is sure to draw the eye.
  • Project:B1028
  • Skill Level:Advanced
  • Designer:Megan Milliken
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Instructions

Measure your wrist before you begin. You will want a snug fit for this bracelet, with a finished measurement only about 1/2" longer than your wrist measurement. I made mine 6 1/2" long. If you are going to need to make yours much longer, you will need to buy an additional package of FMC-2471, the 20 gauge chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 3/16".
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make a Japanese 8 in 2 Chain Maille Bracelet with Swarovski Crystal Edging. This video will walk you through the entire process of making this bracelet.
  2. Use 20 gauge black chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 3/16" and 20 gauge black chain maille rings with an inner diameter of 7/64" to make a piece of Japanese 8 in 2 chain maille with three rows of large rings across. Make your piece of chain maille the same length as your wrist measurement.
  3. As demonstrated in the video, use .015" black beading wire to string a row of 6mm purple velvet Swarovski crystal bicone beads along each edge of the chain maille, attaching them to gunmetal plated magnetic clasps at the ends using gunmetal plated crimp beads and wire protectors.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FMC-2471 - Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 4.76mm / 140pc, Black Color
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • FMC-2271 - Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 2.78mm / 220pc, Black Color
    Project uses 2 packages. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBB-1694 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet
    Project uses 3 packages. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCL-6805 - Gun Metal Plated Magnetic Clasps 6 x 4.5mm (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1253 - Gun Metal Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4162 - Gunmetal Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-67553 - Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5230 - Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5650 - Beadsmith Jump Ring Opener Tool For Jewelers - Simply Slip It On Like A Ring

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Bracelet
Product Type Project
Technique Chain Maille
Designer Megan Milliken
Skill Level Advanced
Project Status Current
Ingredients FCL-6805, FCR-1253, FCR-4162, FMC-2271, FMC-2471, SWBB-1694, XCR-67553

Purchase Project Bundle:

Supplies For Project B1028 - Uplink Bracelet

Includes all packages of items below and printed instructions.

Recommended tools are not included.

$36.99
 / kit

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Uplink Bracelet

Gun Metal Brass Crimp Beads 2mm x 1.5mm (100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

$4.75
 / package  | SKU: FCR-1253
Uplink Bracelet

Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 2.78mm / 220pc, Black Color

You will need 2 package(s).

1 package = 220 Pieces

$3.49
 / package  | SKU: FMC-2271
Uplink Bracelet

Beadalon Wire Black 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$2.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-67553
Uplink Bracelet

Artistic Wire, Chain Maille Jump Rings, 20 Ga / ID 4.76mm / 140pc, Black Color

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 140 Pieces

$3.49
 / package  | SKU: FMC-2471
Uplink Bracelet

Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Purple Velvet

You will need 3 package(s).

1 package = 20 Pieces

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: SWBB-1694
Uplink Bracelet

Gun Metal Plated Magnetic Clasps 6 x 4.5mm (4 Sets)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 Sets

$2.99
 / package  | SKU: FCL-6805
Uplink Bracelet

Gunmetal Wire & Thread Protectors .019 Inch Loops (50)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$2.09
 / package  | SKU: FCR-4162

Tools:

Uplink Bracelet

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
Uplink Bracelet

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

$6.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5511
Uplink Bracelet

Double Notch Crimping Pliers - Works on 2mm And 3mm Crimps

$16.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5230
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