DIY Bracelet: Cross Style Chain Woven Bracelet

DIY Bracelet – Tutorial for chain and suede bracelet

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Another DIY bracelet using chain and suede? Yes, that’s right this is the 4th one in the series and I still have lots of ideas on how to create new patterns and styles. This DIY bracelet binds to pieces of chain together by doing a variation of the simple shoe lace cross.

Materials needed:
– About 14 inches / 36 cm chain . I’m using 10×7 mm size chain.
– about 21 inches / 54 cm of suede lace. I’m using 3mm width lace.
– Some jump rings and a clasp to finish off the ends.

DIY Bracelet tutorial instructions:

  1. Start off by measuring and cutting the length of your chain for your bracelet. I’ve cut the chain for the standard 7 inch bracelet here. But for your personal perfect length, measure the circumference of your own wrist then add half an inch.
  2. Next is the measuring and cutting the length of your suede lace. The length should be 3 times the length of your bracelet. So in my tutorial here I’ve measured it for 21 inches since I’m planning to have a 7 inch bracelet.
  3. Lay your 2 chains next to each other. Take your suede lace and loop and tighten it around the 2 inner loops of the 2 chain pieces to bind them together. It if you like you can tie a knot to make it extra section, but I find just looping it through is enough. Make sure both ends of the lace are the same length.
  4. Creating this cross style bracelet is very much like lacing your shoelaces. Take the 2 ends and cross them and thread them forward through the next chain link.
  5. You basically repeat this alternation the direct you thread through (front to back, or back to front)  to create this ‘X’ stitch. My photo tutorial between steps 5 to 8 show the exact movement of how the strands are woven for a little more detail.
  6. Once you come to the end of your chain, snip off the excess end of lace and secure ends by tying off and gluing the ends down with a hot glue gun.
  7. Add jump rings and clasps to finish off the bracelet.
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