- jump rings
- jump rings
- clasp of any kind
- small pliers
Step 1: Measure the length of chain needed for your wrist and break off that section.
Step 2: You need to decide how many buttons to use. The number of buttons needed depends on the type of chain used so a lot of that is up to your judgment. For chains with larger links I would put a button on every link but with tighter chains you might want to go every other link or more so the bracelet isn’t too crowded.
Step 3: Use your pliers to open up a jump ring and thread your first button onto it. Then slide the jump ring through one of the links of the chain and close it back up with the pliers. Start at one end of the chain and work your way down so that you don’t miss any links. Make sure to leave a couple links empty at either end of the chain to attach the clasp to.
Step 4: Keep adding your buttons until you’ve filled the chain.
Step 5: With all of the buttons on double check the size of the bracelet to make sure it will still fit.
Step 6: Attach your clasp to the open links at the end of the chain. Depending on the type of clasp you might need to use more jump rings. For a really clean look try opening one of the links of the chain to attach the clasp.
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