Monday, January 5, 2009

Shining Silver Anklet (Sterling Silver Jewelry)

A beginning chainmaille send where you’ll attain the amend “go with anything” anklet. If the toll of sterling silver is too steep, you can unreal bright aluminum or metal at a modify cost. Any of these materials will give you the aforementioned results — a great ankle bracelet that’s wearable all season long!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Materials: (shown for approximately 9 1/2″ anklet)
18 g 5/32″ jump rings (36)
20 g 7/64″ jump rings (71)
4mm sterling silver round beads with large hole (7) ( Rings N Things #24-990-04)
Sterling silver flat lobster clasp (1)

This bracelet is an easy 2 in 1 chain, based on Japanese call chainmaille. A diminutive round bead is added to the chain every five rings.

1. Open all 5/32″ jump rings and close all 7/32″ jump rings, using Beading Help Web’s Opening and Closing Jump Rings instructions.

2. Pick up an unstoppered jump ring, and arrange two closed rings on it. Close the unstoppered ring. I aforementioned to twist a example of piece wire (or even an older bread tie!) to the first large jump anulus now…it helps me to keep track of the end of the chain, and to hold on to it.

3. Pick up an unstoppered jump ring, arrange it finished the closed rings you added in Step 2. Add two diminutive closed rings to the large anulus before closing it. Repeat until you have four large rings in the chain.

4. You’ll be adding a bead to the fifth large anulus in this pattern. The hole in the beads should be large enough to accommodate the jump anulus wire and the curve of the anulus (the Rings N Things creation in the materials itemize worked dead for me with the 18g wire). Thread the bead on a large ring, arrange the anulus finished the last closed diminutive rings, and add two closed diminutive rings. Close the large jump ring. Notice that your bead hangs to one lateral of the chain — this is the “bottom” of the chain. As you continue to add course to the chain, be trusty your beads are on the aforementioned lateral of the chain, or it won’t hang correct when you wear it!

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you have used all jump rings and beads. You will have one additional large anulus and one additional diminutive anulus at the end of the chain.

6. Remove the piece wire or bread bond from the first anulus if you added them in Step 2. Add the lobster clasp to the first large ring, with the hook of the clasp on the top lateral of the chain. The clasp will attach finished the last diminutive anulus on the oppositeness end of the chain.

Sterling Silver Jewelry