Keeping up with our DIY chain accessories series we launched in 2012, I’m pleased to publish this first DIY of the new year, the DIY chain hand-cuff. We’ve seen tons of these across the web in the past year and I have worn mine from Uranium (give them love here) in a few videos. After receiving tons of requests from Youtubers, here’s the « how-to » re-create this beautiful and unique style in 4 different designs yiiiiiikes. Have fun :)
Material needed (all available at deserres.ca):
Jump rings (5 to 15)
Assorted cutters and pliers
Gems, rocks and charms
Enjoy the video :)
For the gem chain, use a jewellery nail and slip the head off. You’ll have a plain metal piece on which you will slide the gems. With round pliers, shape both ends of the nail in a loop and insert the chain of your hand piece on each end before closing the loop tight. Voilà
The built-in ring charm is super easy. Slide a jump ring onto a basic ring you have at home, and ad to the jump ring the charm of your choice + the top hand chain. Close the jump ring and follow the rest of the technique showed in the video to finish this design.