Learn how to make a Forged Scalloped Link Chain Bracelet with Beads…

Make a beautiful chain bracelet featuring scalloped Wire Links and Open Loop Bead Links. They are assembled together with an interesting chain pattern that drapes well.
 

This bracelet is a fabulous marriage of chain maille and wire-work!

The consistent open loop bead links are framed out with the crescent-shaped forged wire links and assembled with a chain pattern reminiscent of Cleopatra chain maille.  It’s elegant, drapes amazingly well, and has a timeless appeal with the feminine scalloped design.

The key to successfully melding wire components with chain maille is consistency.

There’s a precise relationship between the length of the bead links and the forged wire scalloped links.  Working from a measuring chart is your friend for this.  Once the links are complete, there’s a secret to assembling them with ease.

Our Signature Course – Measuring Charts Made Easy – guides you step by step building your skills and connecting the dots.

This is the final lesson in our online jewelry making course.  As the 15th project in the series, the skills presented in all the lessons come full circle to help you wrap your mind around the brain teaser of crafting vertical loops on these curved wire links.  

This project is the culmination of solid forming skills, jewelry design concepts, creative assembly, and eye-catching style.  By the time you complete this project (along with all the previous tutorials that make up our Signature Course)

  • you will have gained a tremendous amount of confidence with your forming skills, 
  • you will feel comfortable making cardstock measuring tools and drafting measuring charts using teardrop rollback loops and diameter curves
  • you will have a solid start to your jewelry design reference library – a custom “recipe” book for jewelry components
  • you will understand how our 3-step system allows you to design jewelry collections and make coordinating pieces to complement your wardrobe
  • you will be ready to continue exploring more projects that use these same elements
  • you will be prepared to learn the next element as we introduce Measuring Charts Made Easy Stage 2 and dive into modular jewelry designs.

 

If you want the inside scoop, thorough instruction, and a jewelry design system that’ll set you free to explore your creativity, bypassing hours of R&D for every piece you make, then Measuring Charts Made Easy is definitely for you! 

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Join the Jewelry Classes with Jen Learning Center for access to our Signature Course – Measuring Charts Made Easy and so much more!

This Scalloped Link Chain Bracelet with Beads is the final project in a series of 15 introducing you to our unique jewelry design system – Measuring Charts Made Easy.  The full course covers 2 design elements (curves and loops), shows you how to use those elements to make 6 different types of components, and provides 15 stylish projects to help you explore how to use them in your jewelry.

When you join, you also get access to our beginner series – Build your Foundation and our Make it Modular series.  There are more than 30 projects and courses plus more than 25 fundamental lessons, and the library just keeps growing!

You can sign up to pay monthly or save a bit of money and join annually.  You get access to the everything right away and you can cancel anytime – so there’s hardly any risk.  It’s much less expensive than taking a class at a bead show or even at your local studio.  And you can watch the lessons at your convenience.  The lessons are all pre-recorded – so you can set your own pace.  Even if you only work on one lesson a month, membership is a fabulous deal.  Plus, you can ask questions along the way and get the guidance you need to make your jewelry making journey a success.

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Members: Link to the scalloped link bracelet with open loop bead links in the JCWJ Learning Center for the tutorial on how to make this great chain bracelet.