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Handy Dandy Bracelet

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Handy Dandy Bracelet
Designed by Artbeads

Give your fashion a hand (or two!) with this quick and simple design. Perfect for using up old pieces of scrap chain, make this bracelet your own by incorporating pieces of chain you may have lying around your work station.

Step one:
Cut the following lengths of chain: one 1-inch piece of 5mm antique silver-plated textured circular cable chain, one 1-inch piece of antique brass-plated textured oval cable chain and one ½-inch piece of antique copper-plated box rollo chain.

Step two:
Attach one 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring to one end of each chain. Connect the silver-plated chain to the pointer finger loop of the Patricia Healey copper arched spiral left hand link. Connect the box rollo chain to the middle finger loop on the left hand link and the textured cable chain to the ring finger loop on the left hand link. Watch our Handy Tip video if you need help using jump rings.

Step three:
Thread the 14x8mm green aventurine with grommet roundel onto the box rollo chain. Attach the other ends of each chain to the coordinating loops on the Patricia Healey copper arched spiral right hand link using new jump rings.

Step four:
Measure two strands of antique copper-plated cable chain approximately 1 inch long. You may adjust yours to fit your wrist appropriately. Attach one chain to the larger loop of the left hand link and the other to the larger loop on the right hand link. Since the chain is made up of jump rings, simply open up the closest link as you would a jump ring. Connect the 15x8mm copper-plated trigger clasp to one of the chain ends to finish the bracelet.
Approximate size: 6½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Antique Copper-Plated Cable Chain (BCACH33, qty 1)
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain (BTF-0148, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0048, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Box Rollo Chain (BCACH34, qty 1)
15x8mm Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BC-CL010, qty 1)
14x8mm Green Aventurine with Grommet Roundel (LHB-019, qty 1)
Patricia Healey Copper Arched Spiral Hand Link (Right) (FIND-0768, qty 1)
Patricia Healey Copper Arched Spiral Hand Link (Left) (FIND-0767, qty 1)
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 6)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Antique Copper-Plated Cable Chain
Code: BCACH33
Link 8mm x 7mm, Gauge 15 
1-45-910+
$3.84 $3.07$3.55 $2.84$3.29 $2.63
Qty>
5mm Antique Silver-Plated Textured Circular Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0148
Diameter 5mm, Wire Gauge 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.85 $2.28$2.64 $2.11$2.45 $1.96
Qty>
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0048
Long Link 6.5mmx3.5mm, Short Link 3.5mmx3mm, Wire Gauge 22 
1-56-1112+
$2.38 $2.02$2.20 $1.87$2.03 $1.72
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Box Rollo Chain
Code: BCACH34
Link 4mm x 3mm, Gauge 12 
1-34-78+
$5.16 $3.71$4.79 $3.44$4.44 $3.19
Qty>
15x8mm Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: BC-CL010
Length 15mm, Width 8mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.44$0.39$0.35
Qty>
14x8mm Green Aventurine with Grommet Roundel
Code: LHB-019
Length 8.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-34-78+
$4.33 $3.68$4.02 $3.41$3.73 $3.17
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Arched Spiral Hand Link (Right)
Code: FIND-0768
Length W/Bail/Loop 34-35mm, Width 30-31.5mm, Hole Size 2.6mm 
1-23-56+
$9.53 $7.62$8.88 $7.10$8.27 $6.61
Qty>
Patricia Healey Copper Arched Spiral Hand Link (Left)
Code: FIND-0767
Length With Bail/Loop 35.5-37mm, Width 30mm, Hole Size 2.6mm 
1-23-56+
$9.53 $7.62$8.88 $7.10$8.27 $6.61
Qty>
6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring
Code: BCA-OJR06
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, 18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Antique Brass-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0041
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.82 $1.54$1.68 $1.42$1.55 $1.31
Qty>
Gunmetal-Plated Rollo Chain
Code: BGMCH24
Link 3.5mm x 3.5mm, Gauge 16 
1-78-1516+
$2.25 $1.80$2.08 $1.66$1.92 $1.53
Qty>
Silver-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rollo Links Curb Chain
Code: SPCH42
Link 8mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 19, Link 4mm x 4mm, Gauge 13 
1-34-78+
$5.50 $4.40$5.11 $4.08$4.74 $3.79
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain
Code: BTF-0042
Link 4mm x 3mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.82 $1.45$1.68 $1.34$1.55 $1.24
Qty>
8x14mm Yellow Amber with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole)
Code: LHB-094
Length 8.5-9.5mm, Width 13-14mm 
1-23-56+
$10.78 $9.27$10.05 $8.64$9.36 $8.04
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.21
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.34
Price: $10.74
Qty>



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