Canterbury Tale Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
This simple bracelet will make a striking statement in your looks. The combination of jump rings and suede provides you with a bold accessory you can wear in so many ways. Learn how to make this bracelet and see how chain mail can liven up your designs.
Step one: You will be creating a European 4 in 1 chain mail pattern with 8mm gunmetal-plated 18 gauge open jump rings to make this bracelet. Please see our Handy Tip for more help with the European 4 in 1 technique. You are going to create four columns and 19 rows. You can adjust the number of rows and columns to allow for different widths and sizes for men's jewelry.
Step two: Add one row of connectors to each end of the chain mail pattern.
Step three: To create the suede snap fastener, fold an end of the 9x1-inch black suede bracelet over itself about 1 1/4 inches. Cut the suede around the rounded end so you have a small flap of suede. Cut a 1.5-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge head pin to fit within the fold of the suede for support and glue the suede together with Gem-Tac. Put something heavy on top of the suede to keep the two folded ends together and allow to dry.
Step four: Follow the directions in our How to Set Snaps in Leather Handy Tip to add the snap to the suede. Punch three holes near the fold of the suede and attach the three connectors on the end of the bracelet to those open holes. Repeat steps three and four for the other end of the bracelet.
Approximate Size: 7 Inch Wrist Estimated Time:3 To 4 Hours Difficulty Level:Beginner
Tools & Supplies: Tandy Leather Easy to Do Line 24 Snaps and Setter (TOOL-0060)
Ergonomic Bent Chain Nose Pliers with Groove (TOOL-129)
Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-125)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components: 8mm Gunmetal-Plated 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR08, qty 142) 9x1-Inch Black Suede Bracelet No Snaps (BRAC-0061, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: 8mm Antique Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0472) 8mm Antique Brass-Plated Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR08)