Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chain maille bracelet with pearls

My first wire work! Not so long time ago, I was surfing the Internet, and found many interesting tutorials how to make jewelries of wire. One bracelet tutorial made in chain maille technique seemed to be easy to make even for beginners like me :)

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


I'd like to share how I made this chain maille bracelet with pearl.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial



I made jump rings of sterling silver filled wire (18 ga, half hard). The rings have to be a little bit bigger than beads.


Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


To make first bracelet link, connected 4 rings as it shown on the picture.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


Then keeping them in fingers fingers as shown on the image below, I "opened" the rings forming them in a shape of nest. Places a pearl bead inside the nest.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


Then, closed upper rings like it shown on the picture...

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


... and connected them with two more jump rings. This rings are starting next chain maille bracelet link.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


Again... opened rings to make a nest, placed a bead inside.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


Closed the rings and connected with more jump rings.

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial


And so on until the bracelet is needed length. In the end, I attached a clasp, and the bracelet is ready to wear :)

Chain maille bracelet with pearls tutorial
And there are earrings to match the bracelet. :)

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50 comments:

oksana Kiseleva said...

вот это работа!
респект!
ты у нас на все руки мастер!

Nadezda Bokovikova said...

Irina, it is so beautiful! And photots are wonderful!
Thank you!

Arctida said...

Very pretty bracelet! Well done!

Mulberry Whisper said...

The bracelet is beautiful, and such a meticulous work; how long did it take you to finish?

Galia Grayevsky said...

Amazing! I love this. I thought I will never want to try something from wire, but this one is stunning, once I will find an appropriate wire, I will try it!

SocksAndMittens said...

Wow, this is so cool! Irina, you are so talented. You should start making more jewelry!

Cozy Season said...

Такая потрясающая работа! И очень тонкая и аккуратная, просто красота!

Beth said...

That is so beautiful. I made some jewellery with wire for an art project, and they were no where near as amazing as yours!
xox

Wendy said...

This is beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

OMG! This is awesome! Can't wait to try this out!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful bracelet tut it is really gorgeous
hugs Andrea

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! Can't wait to try this technique!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! Very nice work for your first chain maille project!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I've been wanting to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love! But can't manage to work out the right size rings and beads. Has anyone got sizes? Thanks

IrinaN said...

Rings should be a little bit bigger than beads. In my case, beads size is approximately 6 mm, and the rings have approximately 7 mm inner diameter.

crafts2love said...

Gorgeous! I gotta try!

Marina Vita said...

Amazing work!
hard to believe that this work is a beginner!

SocksAndMittens said...

Love your new tutorial, Irina. Such a wonderful idea!

lisa said...

Beautiful bracelet! Can't wait to try :-) My husband made a chain maille shirt years ago but I've never tried

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this. Can you tell me what size pearls and what the inner diameter of the 18g wire is that you used?

IrinaN said...

Rings should be a little bit bigger than beads. In my case, beads size is approximately 6 mm, and the rings have approximately 7 mm inner diameter.

Leah said...

I bought 6mm pearls, but the 7mm jump rings were too small and would not close over the pearl. The 8mm are too big and there is nothing in store that's in the middle. So you took wire and cut the size yourself? If so how did you make such perfect jump ring circles?

IrinaN said...

Leah, yes. I cut them myself. 3-4 times i had wrong size, but eventually i could figure out the right one.

Leah said...

Thankyou! Your bracelet is beautiful and it's a great tutorial.

IrinaN said...

Thank you, Leah :) I don't have special equipment, so I used just screw driver to make the rings... lol

Beaded Charm said...

Thank you for a great tutorial. This is a very pretty bracelet.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I made the bracelet, and it looks good, but if I don't put it down really gently, some of the beads fall out. What's the problem here? Thanks!

IrinaN said...

Hi. It means that the jump rings are too big for the beads.

emjay said...

This is beautiful & looks so easy. I can't wait to try it myself. Thank you for sharing it with us.

rubyinga said...

Love the bracelet (and the earrings)! Aewsome job!!

Anonymous said...

What a very impressive idea!

Anonymous said...

The set is beautiful. Great job!!!!
Saw a similar one from Mad Monnie website in Australia. I think she used a larger gauge ring to stop the pearl falling out.

mlGates said...

So pretty! My current projects are gonna have to be put on hold cause I can't wait to try this out asap. Thanks for sharing & inspiring : )

PeeJay said...

Excellent project but I'm having the same problem as others with purchased jump rings. 1mm larger than bead is too small and 2mm larger the beads fall out. Really frustrating as it's a beautiful bracelet. Don't have any experience of making my own jump rings and scared to try :(

ACBeads said...

This is a very good tutorial and the photos are great.

Maryann Matas said...

Hi, I wanted to let you know that I posted this tutorial on my blog here http://wp.me/p2YkFJ-A because I received so many inquiries when I found and repinned on Pinterest from Saved by Love Creations. You have full credit of course! Thank you so much for sharing and I can't wait to give it a try tonight.

Maryann Matas of Maryann's Creations

IrinaN said...

Thank you, Maryann :)

Anonymous said...

Been making jewelry for a few years now.
I have never even been the least bit interested in Chain Maille until This !! Gonna try this tonight! I'll let you know how it goes ! Thanks ! This is Beautiful!! Carla

Anonymous said...

Follow up... Ok, I'm making it out of Tourmaline..I LOVE IT !! It is Additive!!
Thanks !! Carla :)

Paula said...

Wow that bracelet is beautiful! I am so gonna make one of these. Thanks for sharing this with us!

erika said...

So wunderschön! The tutorial is great. I just made one on my own. Thank you for sharing. Greetings from germany

Kim Youngquest said...

I love the simple beauty of this bracelet. I am trying to make it but no matter what kind of stone/pearl used and different sized jumprings...the beads always fall out! Did you have this problem? If so, how did you fix it? If anyone else has any tips or tricks to help me with this please feel free!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this fantastic tutorial!! I made the bracelet with lightgreen beads matching my new shirt, it's amazing!!!

Rochelle Nichols said...

I have these certain beads that have no holes drilled in them, couldn't ever figure out how to use them. This is perfect. Thank you soooo much!!!

Maggie Flynn said...

Hi, Irina! My name is Maggie Flynn and I'm an editor at AllFreeJewelryMaking, a site that features jewelry tutorials from various blogs. Our readers would love to see the tutorial for this amazing bracelet, and I was wondering if you'd like it to be featured on our site. It would appear as a link back to this page with a photo and brief blurb, so traffic would come from our site to yours. If this is something you'd be interested in, let me know! I can be reached at mflynn@primecp.com, so feel free to get in touch. I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks so much for your time.

Best,
Maggie Flynn

Marisa Garcia said...

Thank you for this great tutorial. I love all your creations! I'm happy that I found your blog. New follower here via GFC and google+.
Marisa from
http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

Izzy said...

Currently working on this bracelet and matching earring set. Thank you so much for translating the original tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thank you so much for the

tutorial as I am doing more chain maile as I find it
distracting to the pain in my hands even when they hurt to it.
To help out those who are having trouble with the pearls
falling out and what to make your
own. Get a set of calipers and then measure your perals
and go find an object that is just sligthly larger then
the pearl and then wrap your wire around it
and see if when you cut them that it is the size that the
bead just fits through. When you find it use that object
to wind a bunch of rings and cut them with a
jewelers saw... Hope this helps out... Rings canbe
found online that come in more sizes if you look for them.

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely bracelet, and I plan on making it for my daughter to wear for her wedding in May.

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