Wire Wrapped Chain Bracelet with Beads Jewelry Making Project          Page 1

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This bracelet and watchband jewelry making project are made with a relatively simple to make jewelry wire chain.  The inspiration for the design of the chain is based upon a chain design that is hundreds and perhaps thousands of years old.  The original design was based upon soldering individual links and then connecting them.  The original chain has been named the "Money Chain" in Oscar T. Banson's book "Indian Jewelry Making Chain".  It was called money chain, because the individual links could be removed and used as money.  That money chain required making oval links of wire and soldering the two ends of the wire together.  This chain is a variation of that Money Chain that does not require soldering.  You can view a close up of two versions of the chain below.  We will provide instructions for making both versions of this jewelry wire chain.  The chain in the bracelet on the left is the same wrapped chain below, left.  The chain in the watchband at right is the same as the chain below-right. 

                   

Please note that while these two chains are loosely based upon the Money Chain design, they are both completely new designs.  We went through several alternative designs before we settled on these two designs.  We think that the results were worth the time it took us to prefect the design.  Hopefully, you will agree.
 

Jewelry Making Supplies Tools Required
  • 42 inches of 22 gauge wire.  1/2 hard wire is recommended.
  • One commercial clasp. 
  • One large bead or several smaller beads.
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Fine Step Jaw Pliers
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers
  • Any WigJig jewelry making jig with 2 metal pegs
  • Ruler
  • 1 hour of free time

Skills Required:

  • Ability to use round nose pliers to make loops in wire.
  • Ability to bend wire using bent chain nose pliers.
  • Ability to make a wrapped loop.

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