Black Lace & Baubles 4-in-1 Bracelet Cuff

Black chainmaille bracelet cuff

What You'll Need:

205 10mm Black Knight Jump Rings
20 4 1/4mm Black Night Jump Rings
4 12mm Crystal AB Fire Polish Crystals
13 10mm Crystal AB Fire Polish Crystals
17 Headpins
2 Black Jewelry Bars
1 Black Toggle
Twist Tie
 

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours

How to Make a Black Lace & Baubles 4-in-1 Bracelet Cuff


Making Chainmaille can be a little bit tricky, but it's worth the effort when you have a stylish bracelet cuff to wear for any occasion. This project is broken down into simple steps, so with a little dedication anyone can create it. The more comfortable you become with the repetitive pattern, the quicker the weaving will go!
 
  • 1 Attach 4 closed rings

    Note: Steps 1-14 use only 10mm black rings

    For rows 1, 2, and 3, close 10 black rings. Using an open ring, attach 4 of the closed rings. Close the open ring. Attach a twist tie to 2 of the added rings.

  • 2 Attach 2 more closed rings

    Using another open ring, attach 2 more closed rings to the 2 loose rings added in Step 1 (those without a twist tie). Close the open ring.

  • 3 Repeat Black Lace & Baubles 4-in-1 Bracelet Cuff

    Repeat Step 2, 2 more times so that you have a chain of 4 single rings holding 5 sets of double rings. 

  • 4 Add rings in rows

    Lay the bracelet on the workspace as shown in Figure 2. Remove the twist tie from the 2 rings and reattach just on the top ring of that pairing. This twist tie will help keep track of the top left of the bracelet. Rings will be added in rows from left to right, working downward until the bracelet is the desired length.

  • 5 Create next row

    The next row will be 4 rings across. Attach a new ring to the bottom 2 left-most rings of the bracelet. Thread the ring down through space B and up through space A. Close ring.

  • 6 Thread ring

    Attach a new ring to the right ring of the bottom 2 that were threaded through in Step 5. Add the next ring over, thread the ring down through space C and up through space B. Close ring.

  • 7 Continue threading Black Lace & Baubles 4-in-1 Bracelet Cuff

    Attach a new ring to the right of the right ring (of the 2 that were threaded through in Step 6) and the next ring over (that is, thread the ring down through space E and up through space D. Close ring.

  • 8 Add next ring over

    Attach a new ring to the right ring (of the 2 that were threaded through in Step 7) and add the next ring over (that is, thread the ring down through space E and up through space D). Close ring.

  • 9 Start next row

    For the next row use 5 rings across. Attach a new ring to the bottom left-most ring in space F.

  • 10 Attach new ring

    Attach a new ring to the bottom 2 left-most rings (that is, thread the ring down through space H and up through space G). Close ring.

  • 11 Attach next new ring

    Attach a new ring to the right ring (of the bottom 2 that through in Step 10) and the next ring over (that is, thread the ring down through space H and up through space G). Close ring.

  • 12 Attach new ring

    Attach a new ring to the right ring (of the 2 that were threaded through in Step 11) and the next ring over (that is, thread the ring down through space I and up through space H). Close ring.

  • 13 Attach new ring

    Attach a new ring to the bottom right-most ring (space I).

  • 14 Continue adding rows

    Continue adding rows by following first Steps 5-8 and then Steps 9-13, until the bracelet is 45 rows long (23 5 ring rows and 22 4 ring rows). 2 10mm black rings should remain.

  • 15 Attach 5-Loop Bars and toggle

    To attach the 5-Loop Bars and the toggle, lay the bracelet flat horizontally on workspace. On the left side, line up the 5 rings of the bracelet end with a 5-Loop Bar. Using 2 7 1/4mm black rings, attach the uppermost ring of the bracelet with the uppermost loop of the bar. Continue attaching bracelet rings to bar loops in this manner, working downward until all 5 rings of bracelet are attached to the corresponding loops of bar.

  • 16 Repeat on right side

    Repeat on the right side of the bracelet, attaching the 5 rings of the bracelet to the corresponding 5 loops of the bar using the remaining 7 1/4mm black rings. Use 2 for each connection.

  • 17 Attach the O end

    Using 1 10mm black ring, attach the bar end of the toggle to the single loop of one 5-Loop Bar. Using the last 10mm black ring, attach the O end of the toggle to the single loop of the other 5-Loop Bar. The mesh cuff is now complete.

  • 18 Thread on headpin

    To attach baubles, thread each 12mm and 10mm crystal bead on a headpin. Make a loop on top of each, trimming as necessary.

  • 19 Attach crystal drops

    Using headpin loops, attach the crystal drops to the cuff in a scattered, pleasing manner. When finished, make sure all loops are securely closed.