DIY Bracelets & Anklets: Rose Gold Chain & Wire Initials & Hearts

On a hunt for some chunky curb chain to use for another DIY project I had in mind, I found and bought this very thin copper chain of the same shape but very tiny in size. While it’s not right for the original project I had in mind, I think it’s lovely all the same and looks really pretty next to the copper wire I found at the hardware store a few weeks ago. The delicate bracelets and anklets are surprisingly sturdy, even with just bent copper and no closures. I added the pearls for contrast, but it’s entirely up to you…

Here’s what you’ll need…


* Rose gold chain I used 3.6mm Flattened Curb Chain
* 20 gauge Copper wire
* Wire cutters
* Faux pearls


* Use your wire cutters to snip off a few inches of copper wire.


* String a few pearls or beads on, because it’s easier to do it before you create your design — and make sure your ends are curved in.


* Bend your wire into a design… I created a simple cursive “M” with 3 pearls… trim any excess wire away. ** Notice how my ends are curved IN.


* String the end of your chain through your wire and out to the edge…


* Try it on for size to determine how much chain you’ll need to make a tight or loose bracelet {or double your chain on both sides}


* Snip the excess chain {or use pliers to unlink links if necessary}


* The heart was a simple two-bend.

Voila!


* Make a tight bracelet…

* Or a loose-hanging anklet.

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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