Chains of Love Bracelet
I really wanted to design a piece of jewelry that was pretty but had a bit of a rock-n-roll sensibility to it. The Chains of Love Bracelet uses a cool combo of silver and vintage chain with 2 different sizes of Creme Pearls scattered throughout. The custom vintage heart and key clasp adds a bit of new wave romanticism. The finished length, with clasp, measures approximately 7 ¾ inches. – Kara, Customer Service
1 Pkg. Creme Round Pearls, 6mm (#26002) Qty:
1 Pkg. Creme Round Pearls, 8mm (#26003) Qty:
1 Vintage Key Charm (#59000) Qty:
1 Vintage Intricate Filigree Heart Charm (#59008) Qty:
1 Foot Vintage Brass Medium Oval Cable Chain (#62027) Qty:
1 Foot Vintage Brass Small Oval Cable Chain (#62028) Qty:
1 Foot Silver Plated Small Figaro Chain (#62059) Qty:
1 Foot Silver Plated Fine Curb Chain (#62069) Qty:
1 Pkg. Vintage Jump Rings, 6mm (#50333) Qty:
1 Pkg. 2" Vintage Brass Thin Eye Pins (#50347) Qty:
1 Pkg. 1" Thin Silver Plated Eye Pins (#50588) Qty:
Tools you will need (change quantity to 1 if
you need them):
Flat Chain Nose Pliers (#51016) Qty:
Round Nose Pliers (#51017) Qty:
Side Cutters (#51018) Qty:
Step 1. Cut each of the four chains to measure approximately 7 inches. Set aside. You will need the excess Vintage Brass Medium Oval Cable Chain and Silver Plated Fine Curb Chain.
Step 2. Onto three separate Silver Plated Eye Pins slide two 6mm Crème Pearls and one 8mm Crème Pearl. Form a simple loop above each Pearl by bending the wire 90 degrees with Flat Nose Pliers. Trim the excess wire with Side Cutters to leave 3/8 inch behind, then curl this into a tight loop with Round Nose Pliers. Set aside.
Step 3. Repeat step 2, using three Vintage Brass Eye Pins.
Step 4. Using your excess Silver Plated Fine Curb Chain twist open the 5th and 6th chain links with Flat Nose Pliers. Slide the links through each end of the 8mm Crème Pearl Silver Eye Pin, twist the chain links closed. Twist open the 8th and 9th chain links and repeat the process with the 6mm Crème Pearl. Finally, twist open the 12th and 13th chain links and attach the last 6mm Crème Pearl.
Step 5. Using your excess Vintage Brass Medium Oval Cable Chain twist open the 3rd and 4th chain links with Flat Nose Pliers. Slide the links through each end of the 6mm Crème Pearl Vintage Eye Pin, twist the chain links closed. Repeat this again on the 8th and 9th chain links. Finally, twist open the 15th and 16th chain links and attach the 8mm Crème Pearl.
Step 6. Prepare the Vintage Heart Charm by twisting off the unneeded loop at the top of the heart with Flat Nose Pliers. With the point of the Heart facing to the left twist open one Jump Ring and slide it through the upper looped opening of the Heart Charm and then through the Silver Figaro Chain and Vintage Medium Cable Chain with Pearls (the end closest to the 6mm pearl). Twist the Jump Ring closed.
Step 7. Repeat step 6, sliding the Jump Ring through the middle looped opening and then through the Silver Fine Curb Chain and the Vintage Medium Cable Chain.
Step 8. Repeat step 6, sliding the Jump Ring through the bottom looped opening of the Heart and then through the Vintage Brass Small Oval Cable Chain and the Silver Fine Curb Chain with Pearls (the end closest to the 8mm pearl).
Step 9. Twist open one Jump Ring and slide it through the opposite ends of all 6 chain strands. Twist the jump ring closed.
Step 10. Prepare the Vintage Key Charm by wrapping one Vintage Eye Pin around the key with Flat Nose Pliers, ensuring that the loop ends up in the middle of the key. Twist open one Jump Ring sliding it through the Eye Pin on the Key and then through the Jump Ring on the end of your chain strands. Twist the Jump Ring closed. Enjoy!