DIY Half and Half Chain and Bead Bracelet Tutorial

The other day I got in the mood to make some new jewelry, and I came up with these half bead/half chain bracelets. I like the mix of materials, and they look especially good with several other bracelets. Plus, there are endless variations, as you can see. I made several versions with different types of beads. Today I’ll share instructions for the chunkier green bracelet, which uses amazonite beads.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial

Materials:
Chunky chain
Large flat beads or stones
Scissors
Glue
Clasp
Jump rings
Beading cord
Clamshell knot cover
Needle-nose pliers
Wirecutters
Ruler

DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial
Methods:
1. Cut a length of beading cord of about 9 inches long. Fold it in half, and loop it through the link at the end of the chain, then back through itself, tying a lark’s head knot.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial
2. String beads onto the cord until you have about 3.5 inches of beads strung.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial
3. Tie a knot at the end of the cord and add a clamshell knot cover. (Here’s a tutorial on how to use these.) Use a dab of glue to secure it.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial
4. Use the pliers to open a jump ring, and add a clasp.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial
5. Use the wirecutters to cut the chain so your bracelet measures about 7.5 inches. Trim the excess cord with scissors.
DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial

DIY chain and bead bracelet tutorial

I made the thinner bracelets with basically the same method, but I’ll go into more detail on those tomorrow.