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Gemstone and metal ring bracelet

Fine chain connects gemstone and metal rings
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Chain has risen to fashion stardom, but it can still play a supporting role. In this simple bracelet design, delicate chain and wrapped loops link earth-toned gemstones for a great everyday look.
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SUPPLIES

  • 5–6 12mm gemstone rings
  • 6–7 4mm round gemstone beads
  • 5–6 9mm metal rings
  • 12–14 in. (30–36cm) 22- or 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 7 1⁄2–9 in. (19.1–23cm) chain, 2mm links
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

Supply notes:

  • All supplies for this project are available from Eclectica.
  • To make a 6 1⁄2-in. (16.5cm) bracelet, use five gemstone rings. To make a 7 1⁄2-in. (19.1cm) bracelet, use six rings.
INSTRUCTIONS
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1. Cut a 2-in. (5cm) piece of wire. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. String a round bead and make the first half of a wrapped loop parallel with the first loop. Make six or seven round-bead units. Cut ten to twelve 3⁄4-in. (1.9cm) pieces of chain.
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2. Attach one end of a chain to a bead unit’s loop. String a gemstone ring and a metal ring on the chain. Attach the end link of the chain to the bead unit’s loop. Complete the wraps.
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3. Repeat step 2 on the bead unit’s remaining loop. Continue attaching bead units and rings until the bracelet is within 1⁄2 in. (1.3cm) of the finished length. End with bead units, leaving the end loops unwrapped.
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4. On each end loop, attach half of the clasp. Complete the wraps.
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