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Photo Tutorial Ringed Pearl Cuff

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Our projects were very popular during the lifetime of our business and we wanted to ensure they continued to provide inspiration for chain maillers whatever their experience. It's a pleasure to see they will live on with Chainmaillers.com
-Sarah Austin

Ringed Pearl Cuff

Add pearls into a Japanese weave to make this stunning cuff.

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Materials

For a 19cm bracelet, you will need:
  • 31 matt silver (white) anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 10.2mm, WD 1.6mm - A
  • 56 matt silver (white) anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 5.2mm, WD 1.00mm - B
  • 80 matt silver (white) anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 3.8mm, WD 1.00mm - C
  • 4 matt silver (white) anodised aluminium saw cut jump rings, ID 4.2mm, WD 1.2mm - D
  • 16 x 8mm hot pink Czech glass pearls
  • 16 x 8mm dark purple Czech glass pearls
  • 12x16mm silver plated medium wrapped Tierracast toggle
  • 0.8mm silver plated wire
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose, flat nose, or bent nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Cut a 15cm length of wire. Make a loop and check it fits onto the large jump ring (A). Thread one bead and make a loop. These loops are the eyepin loops. Make sure that your loops are as close to the bead as possible so that the beaded eyepins fit within rings (A).
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  2. Open one jump ring (A) and thread the beaded eyepin loops made in step 1 so that the bead sits inside the ring. Close the jump ring. Repeat steps 1-2 to make fifteen dark purple and sixteen hot pink pearl components.
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  3. Link one purple and one pink component with two rings (B). Make sure that the two rings (B) are linked on either side of the wire eyepin loops.
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  4. Repeat step 3 to make two chains of alternate five purple and five pink components long.

  5. Repeat step 3, starting with a pink component, to make a chain five purple and six pink components long.

  6. Lay one chain made in step 4, with the purple component first, above the chain made in step 5.

    Using two rings (C), link the first components of each chain. Using two rings (C) link the upper purple component to the next lower purple component.

    Using two rings (C), link the purple component of the lower chain to the next pink component of the upper chain.

    Using two rings (C), link the pink component of the upper chain to the next pink component of the lower chain. Continue connecting the chains together in this way until you reach the end.
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  7. Lay the second chain made in step 4, with the purple component first, below the chain made in step 5, which you have just attached in the previous steps. Repeat step 6 to connect the chains.
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  8. Make a chain three rings (D) long and link to one end of the middle beaded chain. Attach the toggle bar to the end of the 3-ring chain.
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  9. Using one ring (D), attach the toggle ring to the other end of the middle beaded chain.
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Variations

  • Make single coloured chains rather than alternating the colours.
  • Use shades of a single colour, making blocks of colour that shade from light to dark.
  • Make a matching collar necklace - the collar will need to be v-shaped so that it lays correctly. Make two lengths of three-wide chain. At the end of each chain add one extra bead at the bottom (refer to step 5's picture) so that you have two angled ends. Join these ends to make a v-shape.

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