How to Make Bracelet Rings
Use this tutorial to learn how to make bracelet rings using jewelry making chain and beads. Make a ring bracelet with your favorite beads!
Jewelry Making Instructions
Jewelry Making Supplies
About 15” (38.1 cm) of jewelry making chain
Two 6mm or 7mm split rings
Two 3mm or 4mm split rings
One lobster claw clasp
Assortment of 4mm, 5mm or 6mm beads
One 1” (2.5 cm) head pin for each bead
Jewelry Making Tools and/or Pliers
Split ring pliers
If you need it, here's a review of jewelry pliers
used in bead stringing projects.Finished Bracelet Length:
8" (20.3 cm)Ring Portion Length:
6 1/2" (16.5 cm)
Instructions on How to Make Bracelet RingsStep 1 Determine Your Bracelet Length
Gather supplies, tools and beads and determine the desired finished length of your bracelet.Step 2 Construct the Ring Bracelet
Using wire cutters, cut a length of jewelry making chain to that length, less about 1” (2.5 cm) to allow for the clasp (two split jump rings and one lobster claw clasp).
Using split ring pliers, attach one split ring to each end of the jewelry making chain. (See How to Open Split Rings
Using split ring pliers, attach the lobster claw clasp to one of the split rings. You’ve now made the bracelet portion of the ring bracelet. (Photo 2 above) shows the construction of a completed bracelet ring without the beads.)Step 3 Connect Split Ring to Bracelet Center
To find the center of the bracelet, lay the bracelet along side a ruler. Find the center link of the chain, exclude the split rings and lobster claw clasp in this measurement.
The length of the chain on my bracelet is 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm). Half of that is 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm).
I connected the split ring to the chain link at the 3 3/4 inch (9.5 cm) measurement.
Using the split ring pliers, open one of the small split rings and attach one split ring to one end of the remaining jewelry making chain. Slide the split ring into the center chain link of the bracelet.
How to Make Bracelet Rings ContinuedStep 4
Put the bracelet onto to your wrist and fasten the lobster claw clasp. Make sure that the lobster claw clasp is on the palm side of your wrist. (See Photo 3)
Turn your hand so that the palm side faces downward, or to the floor. Spread your
hand out straight. Decide which finger you want to wear the ring portion on.
Take the free end of the jewelry making chain and bring down the length of the back of your hand.
Slide the chain down between two fingers, bring it under the finger you’ll wear the ring on and up between the fingers on the other side. Overlap the end of the chain with the straight portion of the chain that first went down between the fingers.
Pull the chain so that the overlap point is directly above the top of your finger wear it meets back of your hand. Make sure that you can outstretch your hand as well as make a fist. Allow a little slack in the chain if need be.
For comfort, you’ll want the portion of the chain connecting the ring to the bracelet to have just enough slack to so that you can make a fist comfortably without the chain pulling on the bracelet portion.
With a marker pen, mark the overlap point on both pieces of chain where they overlap one another. It you want a little looser fit mark the chain one or two links past the overlap point.Step 5 Make the Ring Portion
Take off the bracelet.
Using the wire cutters, cut the chain link where you marked it. Open the last small split ring and slide it onto the end link of the chain. Slide the split ring into the other portion of the chain where you marked it. You've made the ring portion.Step 6 Embellish the Ring Bracelet with Beads
Now you can leave the ring bracelet as is or embellish it with beads.
To embellish it, make several bead dangles with the beads and head pins.(How to Make Wire Loops
Attach the wire loop to the split ring.
Make and attach as many or as few bead dangles as you like. I made five (5) bead dangles (see Photo 4).
You’ve completed your beaded bracelet ring. Enjoy!
I made this bead jewelry project in response to an email from Angela who asked, "Do you know how to make the bracelet rings? Some kids call them bracelet rings, some call them Asian bracelet rings."
Angela, I hope you find these instructions easy to follow.
Let me know if you found these instructions on how to make bracelet rings helpful or in error. I invite you to leave a comment below on the design as well.