12.19.2012

How To: Chanel Inspired Bracelet

     I've always admired the classic quilted Chanel handbag. This infamous purse is simple and elegant, which are also two qualities I look for in jewelry. Using the bag's chain as inspiration, I created bracelets of a similar style. Even though I may not own the bag, now I can have a little of its essence on my wrists! Here's how you can make your own...

     What you'll need: jewelry pliers, jewelry cutter, chain nose pliers, fabric scissors, lobster claws, gold chain, and leather ribbon. 

     Measure the length of your bracelet by wrapping the chain around your wrist. Try not to make the bracelet too small; it won't be comfortable if it's too tight.

     Cut the chain with the jewelry cutters.

     Weave the leather ribbon through the chain. To make sure the bracelet looks neat, avoid making twists in the leather.

     Tightly tie a knot at each end of the chain.

     Trim off excess ribbon with fabric scissors. Keep the tails small but not too teeny, because if the knots come undone they will be difficult to re-tie.

     Use the jewelry pliers to hold the jump ring on the lobster claw, and twist to open it up with the chain nose pliers.

     Insert the jump ring through one end of the chain with the jewelry pliers.

     Close the jump ring using the jewelry pliers and the chain nose pliers. And you're done, enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are posting more! Probably my all time favourite blog! These bracelets are so gorgeous, can't wait to try!
    Georgia x
    songsofstyle.blogspot.com

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