Materials: gold chains in various styles and sizes of chain links (the bracelet shown used a total of six different types of chains and one style of crystal chain with the crystals encased in gold, often referred to as a Chanel chain), 2 10mm gold jump rings, gold loop and toggle closure, jewelry pliers and wire cutters (if you don’t already have these, all craft stores carry a decent line of jewelry making tools which are just a few dollars).
Step 1: Cut all your chains according to desired wrist size. The bracelet shown used 6.25”-long chains. You want it to fit around your wrist and leave a bit of room to hang nicely. Andrea also used two lengths of the crystal chain for added sparkle, plus one of each of the six other chains for a total of eight chains. Adding in one chain with an antique gold finish in contrast to the shiny gold finish will add some depth to the bracelet.
Step 2: Once all your chains are cut, line them up in the order you choose, and attach them individually to your jump ring. If your jump rings come closed, as some do, gently pry them open by sliding them apart, as opposed to pulling them apart. This will make it easier to close it back together.
Step 3: Once all your chains are attached to the jump ring, attach the jump ring to each end of the loop and toggle closure, and using your pliers, gently close your jump rings on either side.
Your bracelet is now complete! This will take you about 20 minutes to assemble, and cost about 1/3 the original $38 price, including the fancy Swarovski crystal chain.
All Anthro originals are shown in the image on the left, and the DIYs are on the right.
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