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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.

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Each length of chain and silk was about 2 feet long. You do need to allow the extra length for the braid, as well as enough material to feed through a jump ring at the end.

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 - 22ga Round Wire - Natural Copper (Spool)

(6" total)

Price: $ 9.45
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Qty: 4 74201041 Chain - Medium Curb - Antique Copper (Metre)

(4 ft.)

Price: $ 7.65
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Qty: 6 27001059 Firepolish - 6mm Faceted Round - Crystal Capri (30)Price: $ 2.40
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Qty: 6 22601038 Headpins - 2in / 24ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)Price: $ 6.95
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Qty: 4 22801016-03 Jump Rings Open - 7mm - Antique Copper (10 grams)

(To lengthen my bracelet a bit, I used 2 jump rings on each end.)

Price: $ 1.60
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Qty: 1 s28914 Stringing - Fairy Ribbon - CreamPrice: $ 4.80
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Qty: 1 tc94-6142-18 Toggle Clasp - Spirals Ring and Bar - Antique CopperPrice: $ 3.75
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