Yesterday I walked you though how to make your own jump rings. Today, I want to show you one of many uses for making your own jump rings. What I created was a Fun Fall Bracelet using the jump rings to affix beaded dangles.
Making your own jewelry is great to give as a gift. This simple to make bracelet would be perfect as a teacher gift or as a holiday gift.
Before you create this Fun Fall Bracelet, you might want to watch the great video at the end of this post. Vicki created it for a previous post, and we have also included it below because it shows how easy it is to make your own wrapped loops for attaching head pins to a chain.
Gather the following materials:
- Precision Side Cut Pliers
- 18 Gauge Aluminium Wire
- Antique Copper Plated Head Pins
- Fall-Colored Beads of Your Choice
- Antique Copper Bracelet OR Antique Copper Chain and matching Lobster Clasp
Decide how long you want the bracelet and cut the chain to that length.
Attach the lobster clasp to one end and a 7mm jump ring to the other end.
Find the center of the bracelet and add another 7mm jump ring.
Next, add a bead to a headpin. Make a simple wrapped loop on the wire end of the headpin and attach it to the jumpring. Then, add that to the chain.
If you’ve never made a wrapped loop, just check out this video from Vicki. You’ll be wrapping in no time!
Disclosure: Materials provided by ConsumerCrafts.com
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