D.I.Y BRAIDED CHAIN BRACELET

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast Christmas, instead of walking all over town looking for the perfect gifts, I turned to my all-time love – D.I.Y. Made two bracelets for the girls; Part I belongs to this that shouldn’t be new to most, especially so if you follow HonestlyWTF for D.I.Y ideas. What I did is identical if not almost similar, head over (here!) if you prefer more detailed photos, if not scroll down for the steps! It’s really simple, even better if you usually braid your hair cause it’s exactly what you’ll be doing for the bracelet.

You'll need: Embroidery Thread, Chain, Hook, Scissors, Pliers, Bobby Pins (Optional).

You’ll need: Embroidery Thread, Chain, Hook, Scissors, Pliers, Bobby Pins (optional).

1. Measure desired wrist length for the chain. Link the chain & hook together using the pliers.

1. Measure desired wrist length for the chain. Link the chain & hook together using the pliers.

2. Cut the embroidery threads about four times the desired chain length. Cut multiple strands depending on own preference. Tie both threads together.

2. Cut the embroidery thread about four times the desired chain length. Cut multiple strands depending on own preference. Knot both thread together.

3. Starting from the first chain, loop the blue threads through from underneath the chain.

3. Starting from the first chain, loop the blue thread through from underneath the chain.

4. Place the red threads over the blue threads & loop through the same chain from underneath.

4. Place the red thread over the blue thread & loop through the same chain from underneath.

5. Repeat Step 3-4 for each chain. Use bobby pins for easier threading!

5. Repeat Step 3-4 for each chain. Use bobby pins for easier threading!

6. Tie a knot at the end & cut off any excess threads.

6. Tie a knot at the end & cut off any excess thread.

7. The final look.

The final look.

The number of strands to use depends on your own personal preference, whether you like it thicker/ thinner. Of course it also depends on the chain, whether it allows for thicker strand/ not. For this I used a total of eight strands each. Also do note that despite using the same colour thread for both, the braiding method do makes a slight difference. As seen in the first photo above, by threading blue through the chain first results in a ‘red’ bracelet (i.e. follow the steps) while if you were to thread red through first, it’ll result in a ‘blue’ bracelet.

I also made the necklace version, steps are exactly the same except for the length of the chain and thread of course. As always, thread length’s equivalent to four times the chain length.

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