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Photo Tutorial Stretchy European 4 in 1 Cuff

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Stretchy European 4 in 1 Cuff

Put some stretch into your chain mail with synthetic rubber o-rings.

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Materials

You will need:
  • 104 black EPDM rubber o-rings, ID 6.4mm, WD 1.63mm
  • 39 pink anodised aluminium machine cut jump rings, ID 6.8mm, WD 1.64mm
  • 39 violet anodised aluminium machine cut jump rings, ID 6.8mm, WD 1.64mm
Tools:
  • two pairs of smooth jawed chain nose or flat nose pliers


Instructions

  1. Place four o-rings onto an open pink jump ring and close. Position the rings as shown by gently patting the rings.
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  2. Place an open violet jump rings through two o-rings from step 1 and add two new o-rings. Close the jump ring.

  3. Repeat step 2 using alternate pink and violet rings until you have a chain length of 25 coloured rings and 52 o-rings.

  4. To widen the chain, link one pink jump ring through two o-rings at the top of the chain and add two new o-rings.
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  5. Link one violet jump ring through two edge rings and one of the new o-rings added in step 4. Add a new o-ring and close.

    Continue adding o-rings using alternate pink and violet jump rings until your chain is four o-rings wide.

  6. Join the two ends of the cuff by linking a violet jump ring through two o-rings from one end and two corresponding o-rings from the other end. Repeat twice.
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Variations

  • Use different coloured o-rings and matching anodised aluminium jump rings for blocks of colours.
  • Try using similar shades of anodised aluminium and rubber rings for a more subtle bracelet.
  • Use as a watch band either tapering a wide band to fit the watch face or make a narrower band.


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