Stretch Celtic Bracelet

Presented by Sue Ripsch, Author and Chainmaille Artist,
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Sue Ripsch, chainmaille artist and instructor, demonstrates how to make a stretchable Celtic bracelet project made from both regular and rubber jump rings in a fun chainmaille weave.
STEP 1
Pass one 3.5mm jump ring through four rubber rings then close. Repeat to attach a second jump ring, creating a 2-2-2 chain.

Tips:
  • Rubber rings should be added in groups of two if using different colors in the pattern
  • The fit will be snug when securing inside the 3.5mm jump rings; they will need to be pressed in
STEP 2
Pass one 6mm jump ring between one set of rubber rings, around the set of 3.5mm jump rings and between the set of rubber rings on the opposite side (this jump ring is known as a floater) then close.
STEP 3
Use a set of 3.5mm jump rings to connect an additional set of two rubber rings to one set of the previous rubber rings. Pass one a floater jump ring between the set of rubber rings just added, around the set of 3.5mm jump rings and between the previous set of rubber rings then close.

Continue to connect sets of rubber rings to the desired length, approximately 22 - 23 sets or rubber rings.
STEP 4
Once the bracelet is the desired length, pass one 3.5mm jump ring through the last set of rubber rings and the first sets of rubber rings, then close. Repeat to attach a second 3.5mm jump ring.

Place a floater ring around the last set of 3.5mm jump rings to complete the bracelet.

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