DIY Woven Chain Bracelet

I love coming across DIY projects that are easy, quick to execute and also look fantastic. The brilliant thing about this DIY project is that as a result of being so easy, you can alter the colour of the thread whenever you want to match any outfit. First time round, I’ve decided to stick  with my current neon obsession – besides: the weather is so crap right now I need colour to boost my day!
Thank you to the wonderful girls over at Honestly…WTF for the inspiration and being my guide on this brilliant project.

What you need:

  • A link chain bracelet
  • Embroidery thread (You can use sewing thread but as it’s thinner you’ll need to use more. But it does give the opportunity to incorporate more colours or shades)
  • Two bobby pins
  • Pair of scissors

How to:

  • Cut two bundles of 15 strands of thread. Each strand should measure at least four times the length of the bracelet.
  • Knot all the strands together, leaving about 2 inches of slack above the knot so that it can be trimmed evenly.
  • Sandwich each bundle between a bobby pin each. This helps with the weaving process
  • Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet. Pull the first bundle (in this case neon yellow) under the first link and back over the top to the left
  • Lay the first bundle under the second bundle (green & purple). Pull the second bundle through the same link and over the top to the left.
                   
  • Continue weaving this way moving onto the next link. In this instance I doubled up weaving each link because it’s quite a wide-linked bracelet
  • When you get the end, tie the threads into a bundle and trim the edge. Make sure you’ve trimmed the top knot too.

Hope you guys give this little project a go – the simplicity and versatility is reason enough!

xoxo  V.

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