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Dancing dangles charm bracelet

Embellish a chain mail bracelet with dyed mother-of-pearl disks for a party-worthy look.
Dancingdangles

MATERIALS

bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)

  • 5 mm inside-diameter anodized aluminum jump rings, 18-gauge (The Ring Lord, theringlord.com, 306-374-1335)
    • 43 color A
    • 46 color B
    • 4 color C
  • 28 10 mm shell disk drops (Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, firemountaingems.com, 800-355-2137)
  • Swarovski magnetic clasp (Primitive Earth Beads, primitivearthbeads.com, 800-777-0038)
  • 2 pairs of pliers
DancingdanglesPhotoA
Photo A
DancingdanglesPhotoB
Photo B

1. Open all the color A jump rings, and close all the color B jump rings.

2. Slide an A jump ring through four B jump rings, and close the A jump ring (PHOTO A).

3. Slide an A jump ring through one of the B jump rings added in the previous step, attach three B jump rings, and close the A jump ring (PHOTO B).

DancingdanglesPhotoC
Photo C
DancingdanglesPhotoD
Photo D

4. Repeat step 3, but slide the A jump ring through the middle B jump ring added in the previous step (PHOTO C). Continue until you have connected a total of 15 jump ring clusters.

5. Slide an A jump ring through a B jump ring in the chain, attach a shell disk, and close the A jump ring. Repeat on the opposite side of the B jump ring (PHOTO D). Continue for the length of the chain, attaching two embellished A jump rings to each B jump ring in the chain.

6. Open a color C jump ring, slide it through an end B jump ring and half of the clasp, and close the jump ring. If you are using a clasp with two loops, repeat to attach a second C jump ring to the same end of the bracelet. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.

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