Beaded Jump Ring Chain Tutorial at Mom Spark!

September 7, 2013Allison Murray

Beaded Jump Ring Chain Tutorial at Mom Spark!

So yesterday I shared with you my new jump ring chain bracelet, which was my first endeavor into chainmaille and it was a lot of fun! But earlier in the week I shared a tutorial over at Mom Spark for making this really pretty beaded jump ring chain that can be used for bracelets or necklaces. It’s so pretty and so easy. It may even be easier than yesterday’s tutorial and it was cake!

The greatest thing about both of these projects are the lack of tools required. I’ve probably worn out the phrase “jewelry making can be expensive” but it’s the honest truth of it. And if you want to get into it, it seems like you have to plonk down a serious chunk of change for tools, beads, beading wire, closures, crimp beads, other findings and a way to keep them all organized. It isn’t like a little bag of lobster clasps at $2 is going to break the bank, but when you add it all up, it’s surprising the total that your checker will declare you need to fork over.

Beaded Jump Ring Chain Tutorial at Mom Spark!

So, for this project you need two sizes of jump rings, one package of seed beads (mine are mixed colors I got at Wal-Mart) and one form of closure – I used a lobster clasp. All of this you can buy for around $5-6 and have a some small jump rings, clasps and beads left over! And if you don’t have jewelry pliers, you can always use a pair of household needle nose pliers and you’ll only need to use those twice!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Mom Spark and learn how to make one of these simple beauties! DIY Beaded Jumbo Jump Ring Chain Tutorial.

Comments (4)

  • Linda

    December 13, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Hi Allison. I tried the Beaded Jumbo Jump Ring Bracelet. I love the look of this and thought it would be so easy to do with a range of colors to use. I tried this however with 15mm open jump rings I bought at A.C. Moore and 6/0 Czech Glass seed beads. The jump rings are too thick for the beads. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Allison

      December 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      Hi, Linda! Not all jump rings and beads are made the same. Some rings have a thicker gauge than others and some beads have different sized holes. I’ve found that the holes in the 6/0 beads from Wal-Mart tend to be the biggest. Perhaps you could grab some of those and see if that fixes you up (they cost $1.50 a bottle) or you can take your jump rings in to another craft store and see if they have any that are thinner than what you currently have? Let me know how it goes!

      1. Linda

        December 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM

        Hi Allison. As I was reading about and searching online for jump rings I saw that they come in different gauges. Thanks for the suggestions. I had did go to Wal-Mart and found the bottle of beads that look like the exact color you are showing on this bracelet. The holes are still not big enough. I have tried all of the craft stores around my area, Jo-Ann’s, A.C. Moore, Michael’s. I have been searching on-line for 15mm jump rings with a gauge of 18 or 20 but so far have been unsuccessful. I love the simplistic style of this bracelet and really would like to make it. I did make one without any beads and my daughter that it was nice even plain. May I ask where you bought your jump rings?

        1. Allison

          December 20, 2013 at 11:04 PM

          I got my jump rings at Hobby Lobby. If you don’t have a store nearby they also sell online. They have rotating sales and every few weeks will have 50% off all findings!

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