I have always loved slave bracelets and was forever searching for them until I realised that they are actually really, really easy to make yourself. All you need is some chain, a few rings and about 10 minutes of time. This tutorial is for a simple slave bracelet with five middle strands. As soon as you get the hang of the basic design you can add beads or change the structure of the chains and create any kind you want.
What you need:
- a chunkier piece of chain that fits around your wrist
- about 29cm of thinner chain, cut into 6 pieces: 8cm, 2x 5cm, 2x 4cm and 3cm (you might have to adjust these lengths depending on the size of your hand)
- pliers and a wire cutter
- 6 small jump rings or kettle chain pins (something to connect chain pieces)
- a larger jump ring
- a clasp
Step 1: With the pliers connect the clasp to an end of the chunky piece of chain.
Step 2: Connect the five smaller pieces of chain to the chunky piece with the jump rings. It is best to lay out everything first, with the shortest piece in the middle and the longer ones on the outside (as shown on the picture). Make sure they are evenly spaced out.
Step 3: Now take the 8cm piece of chain and connect its ends with a jump ring. This will be the part that goes around your finger. You should now be left with the wristband with five loose ends, the finger chain and the bigger ring.
Step 4: Thread the big jump ring though the ends of the five loose ends and finally through the ring of the finger chain. Make sure to do this in the right order, so the middle piece of the bracelet can lay flat against your hand.
And you’re done!
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