Thursday, December 10, 2009

On the 4th day of Christmas: Lampwork and Chain Charm bracelet

10 inches of Silver tone chain
2 inches of Galvanized steel wire for the clasp
8-10 inches of Galvanized steel wire for the lampwork beads
5 Silver tone jump rings approx. 6-7mm
1 Drilled stone
3 coordinating Lampwork glass beads
1 Decorative metal bead

1. Cut a 10 inch section of cable chain and fold it in half.
2. Using a 2 inch section of steel wire, form a wrapped loop, and attach this loop to the end of the chain section, through one of the links at the halfway point.
3. String 1 metal bead. Form a wrapped loop.
4. Using another 2 inch section of wire, form a wrapped loop and attach it to the previous wrapped loop. String 1 Lampwork bead.
5. Repeat this step 2 more times using the remainder of the lampwork beads.
6. On the opposite end of the chain section, attach a small 4 jumpring extender chain.
7. Using about 2 inches of steel wire, create a swirly hook claspin any shape that you like. I tend to keep my clasps small so that they don't take away from the bracelet, but instead blend in.
8. Attach the clasp to the last wrapped loop on the beaded section.
9. Attach a jump ring to the drilled stone and attach it the loop on the bottom of the steel hook clasp.

A quick and easy wire wrapped bracelet for the holidays!

Lampwork glass: Magdalena Ruiz
Steel Wire Chain: AD Adornments
Drilled stone: Stones Studios Too

Created by Lorelei Eurto


Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Great tutorial! I love the lampwork beads! :)

TesoriTrovati said...

that is all i have to say about that.
enjoy the day!

Jeannie said...

Lorelei, your designs are so recognizable and beautiful. I knew it was yours even before I got down to the end of the post.

*jean* said...

ooo this is beautiful! will have to give this a go! thank you so much for sharing! i have made all chain and all linked but have not combined them!!

rosebud101 said...

I like that bracelet! thanks for the tutorial.

Sabine said...

Thanks for the project! I have been wanting to try a cool clasp like that for some time. Do you a jig or freehand it?

Lorelei said...

Hey Sabine, I free hand it . they all come out different. so each is one of a kind! lol :)

Alice said...

Beautiful bracelet. I love that little stone dangle, but couldn't get the link to work.