The supplies for this DIY bracelet are simple: chain + ribbon. We used 11mm gunmetal curb chain M&J Trim here, though my all-time favorite chain of this size and style is found at Michael’s. (Seriously, I’m obsessed. It’s branded Bead Landing and on the back says BL CHN ANTQSLV 24IN FG8. I tried to get a large quantity for MAGIC but didn’t succeed.) You can also use this chain from Fire Mountain Gems, but it’s not my favorite because it’s aluminum and I like my chain to have a little bet of heft for this project. When choosing ribbon look for some that’s 1 – 1/2 inches wide and doesn’t have wire edges.
The photo above is courtesy of Burdastyle. Alicia led this DIY with the Burdastyle ladies at MAGIC last fall.
For each bracelet you’ll need about 6″ of chain and 16″ of ribbon. Since 11mm chain is pretty thick you’ll want to use pliers to open the links instead of trying to cut through them. Weave the ribbon through the links. Don’t worry about the ribbon fraying (it will) because we’ll fix that in a moment. When you’re finished weaving you can give each of the links on the end and extra wrap with the ribbon – this will keep the chain from sliding around on the ribbon when you’re wearing it.
The last step it to clip off the (fraying) ends of ribbon at an angle and apply Fray Check. Be sure to leave enough ribbon to be able to tie the bracelet on your wrist, but not so much that the tails wind up in your coffee. (Purely hypothetical.)