You might remember our woven chain bracelet tutorial, one of our favorite DIYs to date. As we’re starting to get a taste of spring, we’re revisiting this oldie but goodie with some minor adjustments – this time with delicate chain and the addition of mini skull charms. So grab some of that embroidery floss and let’s get weaving!
Start by cutting 8 strands of embroidery floss, with each strand measuring four times the length of the curb chain. Knot all the threads together, leaving about an inch and a half of slack. Separate the bunch into 2 groups of 4 strands. To easily weave the threads through the links of the chain, sandwich them between bobby pins. Clip the ends with a wire cutter if they are too big to go through the chain links. Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet and pull the right set from under the first link.
Pull the strands through the link and over the top of the left side. Lay the left set over the right set.
Pull it from under the same link and through.
Drap the set over the top left and now lay the other set on top. Pull the top set from under the second link and through.
Once it’s pulled through the link, cross it over to the left and place the other set on top. Pull the top set from under the second link and through again. Notice each set goes through a link once – so twice total. Keep braiding.
Knot the strands together at the end and trim away any excess floss.
Thread a skull bead onto a headpin. I added a small gold bead because the opening of the skull bead was too large. Using chain nose pliers, fold the headpin 45 degrees to the left. While pinching the headpin, wrap the pin around the right side of the pliers.
Hold the loop tightly with the pliers and wrap the rest of the pin around the base of the loop 2-3 times. Trim away any excess wire.
Space out the charms and attach them with to the opposite side of the chain part of the bracelet with jump rings.
Continue adding charms. Add a clasp to the end of the bracelet with a large jump ring. Add a large jump ring to the other side to complete the clasp.
Woven. Charmed. And done!
(images by HonestlyWTF)