My Top 5 Bracelet Projects

This post is another response to the often asked question: I want to try chain mail, what would be a good project to start with? Only this time I”ve chosen 5 of my favourite bracelets that are perfect for someone starting to explore chain mail as an aspect of jewellery making. These are different from the ones I used in the earrings—so remember that those ones also make really gorgeous bracelets. The weaves in these bracelets (just like the ones used in the earrings) can be used in many creative ways to make additional pieces of jewellery. Please comment if you have a favourite chain mail weave to add to my list!


Boxchain Bracelet

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#1 Boxchain Br.

This is a sleek and sensuous bracelet that I enjoy wearing. It”s a substantial, squarish chain that works well as a online casinos necklace with a pendant.

See the silver version.


 

double spiral bracelet

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#2 Double Spiral Br.

Another classic chain that looks like a rope and it very flattering. Fantastic as a necklace! I”ve also made it as a very long lariat with bead dangles on the ends.

See the silver version.


Vertebrae Weave Bracelet

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#3 Vertebrae Br.

Another sensuous, slinky chain—only this one is flat. Makes a great watch band using a heavier gauge of rings. See the copper version, and the watches

I”ve seen this weave used as a wonderful necklace—but haven”t made one yet for myself.


Barrel Weave Bracelet

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#4 Barrel Weave Br.

A lovely weave! See the Ocean Lace Bracelet that adds crystals and lampwork beads. And look at  the Barrel of Pearls—features 2 Swarovski pearls between each barrel component.

I love the flexibility and creative options of mixing and matching chain mail components with beads and connectors.


Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet

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#5 Jap. Step. Stones

The Japanese Stepping Stones Bracelet is delightful. Imagine stepping from one large stone to the next in the Japanese garden on your wrist.
Also comes in copper.

If you have a look at my Facebook page—Marilyn Gardiner Design, you”ll see an awesome silver necklace with a pendant made from Larimar cabs set in sterling.


I hope you”ve enjoyed looking at these. I”ve had fun choosing them for you!


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