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Scrap Happy Bracelet - As seen on Blog for Beaders

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Scrap Happy Bracelet

Here at Artbeads we sell chain by the foot. If youÂ’re designing a bracelet, you often wind up with two to four inches of chain left over. The same thing happens with necklaces—you are more apt to have remnants after your project is done. With a few other basic supplies and very little time, you can turn these scraps into something that will make you so happy to wear! Their various styles will add cool dimension and you can create whatever feeling you wish to provoke from your imagination. We'll teach you how to connect them together, but the end result is up to you. We made our bracelets using jump rings and a simple wire wrapping technique.

Multi-Stranded Silver Chain Bracelet

Arrange your scrap pieces in the order you like before connecting them together. Find two larger open jump rings that will fit three chains together and two smaller jump rings that will connect to the larger ones. We used 1.27 x 8.0mm sterling silver open jump rings for our smaller choice. Attach one end from each chain to a single large open jump ring and close. Attach this jump ring to a smaller jump ring, and connect the smaller one to one portion of your desired clasp. Repeat this process for the other end. We used a sterling silver heart and arrow toggle clasp.


Industrial Chain Bracelet

Connect one heavy gauge open jump ring to each end of your chain. Attach one large lobster claw clasp to one jump ring and close. For our bracelet, we attached one 10mm sterling silver 13 gauge open jump ring to one end and one 12mm sterling silver 13 gauge open jump ring to the end that would connect to the clasp. Make sure the jump ring you use to connect the clasp is durable enough to hold it.

Leather and Links Bracelet

For this bracelet, we used a scrap piece of chain as well as some small pieces of leather cord. Thread one piece of leather through each open end of your chain. Connect both ends of the leather together and wrap the ends with sterling silver wire to hold them in place. Attach an open jump ring to each loop you created with the leather strands, and then connect these jump rings to a second smaller jump ring. Our larger jump rings are size 20 gauge. Connect the smaller jump ring to your desired jewelry clasp. Follow this same technique for a bracelet with multiple chain strands in the center. Learn how to finish fibers with wire wraps by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.


Take a new twist on fashion by turning your leftover chain scraps into jewelry you'll want to wear. Get scrap happy with your favorite pieces!

Tools and Supplies Used:
Sterling Silver Wire Square 22 Gauge 1 troy oz (25ft) (SSWS22HH1)
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft) (SSWR20HH1)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro® Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
Heavy Duty Cutter (TOOL-512)

List of Components:
Silver Plated Heavy Cable Chain (SPCH05, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Large Oval Link Chain (BTF-0126, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Large Rollo Chain (SPCH19, qty 1)
Silver-Plated Cable Chain (SPCH38, qty 2)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (1.27 x 8.0mm) (SS-OJR50-D, qty 8)
Sterling Silver Heart and Arrow Toggle Clasp (ISCL-0114, qty 1)
27x17mm Silver-Plated Trigger Clasp (SP-CL11, qty 1)
10mm Silver-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0230, qty 1)
12mm Silver-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring (FIND-0220, qty 1)
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x19mm (SA-6160, qty 1)
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge (FIND-0704, qty 2)
Medium Sterling Silver Cylindrical Magnetic Clasp (SS-MGCYLA, qty 1)
Silver Plated Heavy Cable Chain
Code: SPCH05
Link 17x12.5mm, 8 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$4.62$4.17$3.72
Qty>
Silver-Plated Large Oval Link Chain
Code: BTF-0126
Long Link 28mm x 9mm, Short Link 9mm x 1.5mm, Wire Gauge 17 
1-45-910+
$4.36$4.04$3.75
Qty>
Silver-Plated Large Rollo Chain
Code: SPCH19
Links 7x7mm 10 gauge 
1-45-910+
$4.36$4.04$3.75
Qty>
Silver-Plated Cable Chain
Code: SPCH38
Link 8mm x 7mm, Gauge 15 
1-56-1112+
$3.36$3.11$2.88
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.050 x .310 inches (1.27 x 8.0mm)
Code: SS-OJR50-D
0.050 x .310 inches (1.27 x 8.0mm) 
1-910-1920+
$1.00 $0.75$0.92 $0.69$0.84 $0.63
Qty>
JBB Sterling Silver Heart and Arrow Toggle Clasp
Code: ISCL-0114
Loop 22.5x19mm, Bar 35.5mm 
1-23-56+
$14.19 $10.64$13.22 $9.91$12.32 $9.24
Qty>
27x17mm Silver-Plated Trigger Clasp
Code: SP-CL11
Length 27mm, Width 17mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.56$1.44$1.32
Qty>
10mm Silver-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0230
Diameter 10mm, Opening Diameter 6.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
Qty>
12mm Silver-Plated 13 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-0220
Diameter 12mm, Opening Diameter 8.5mm, Wire Gauge 13 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp 26x19mm
Code: SA-6160
Loop Length 26mm, Loop Width 19mm, Hole Size 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56$2.37$2.19
Qty>
925/10 Silver-Filled 6mm Open Jump Ring, 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-0704
DIA 6mm, OD 4.5mm, WG .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.26 $0.19$0.24 $0.18$0.21 $0.15
Qty>
Medium Sterling Silver Cylindrical Magnetic Clasp
Code: SS-MGCYLA
Length 14mm, Diameter 5.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.87 $8.90$11.06 $8.29$10.31 $7.73
Qty>
1.5mm Black Round Leather by the Foot
Code: LF-BLK1
Diameter 1.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.71$0.65$0.59
Qty>
Sterling Silver Wire Square 22 Gauge 1 troy oz (25ft)
Code: SSWS22HH1
1 troy oz, 22 gauge, Approx. 25 feet 
Sale Price: $38.93
Price: $51.91
Qty>
Sterling Silver Wire Round 20 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (19ft)
Code: SSWR20HH1
20 Gauge, 19 Feet (Approx) 
Sale Price: $33.07
Price: $44.10
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Heavy Duty Cutter
Code: TOOL-512
Price: $13.99
Qty>



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