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by: Jennifer Tough
When the silk first came in, one of the first things that I thought is that it would make quite a lovely updated, and more elegant version of the friendship bracelet, or bracelets that are small enough to stack up bunches of them. These are fun to make - and of course the silk comes in tons of gorgeous brilliant colours.
I like both versions of these equally well. The fairy silk gives it a bit of a softer look, and the silk cord makes a narrower bracelet.
One strand of silk is braided along with two strands of chain. Experiment with a variety of thicknesses of chain for a different look.
I found it easier to temporarily secure the braid before trying to pull all of the strands through the jump ring. Once I had it fed through - I removed that wire, and wound on a new one. For this final wrap - allow about 6" of wire, and make a very tight wrap. Pull on the bracelet to make sure everything is secure. You can now cut off all of the excess wire and silk.
Once the bracelet was finished, I then wire wrapped a few beads/crystals into the chain.
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|Qty: 6|| 74701011-06 Artistic Wire - 22 gauge Round Wire - Natural Copper (Spool)|
|Price: $ 5.76|
|Qty: 4|| 74201041 Chain - Medium Curb - Antique Copper (Metre)|
|Price: $ 3.81|
|Qty: 1||tc94-6142-18 Finding - Toggle Clasp - Spirals Ring and Bar - Antique Copper||Price: $ 2.55|
|Qty: 4|| 22801016-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Antique Copper (10 grams)|
(To lengthen my bracelet a bit, I used 2 jump rings on each end.)
|Price: $ 1.60|
|Qty: 6||27001059 Firepolish - 6 mm Faceted Round - Crystal Capri (30)||Price: $ 2.40|
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|Qty: 6||22601038 Headpins - 2 in / 24 ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)||Price: $ 2.35|
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|Qty: 1||s28914 Stringing - Fairy Ribbon - Cream||Price: $ 4.80|
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