Cleopatra – Alternating Chain Bracelet with Beads Class
- link to video tutorial
- pdf of written instructions with 49 step by step photos
- both left-handed and right-handed instructions included
Learn how to add the WOW factor of beads to the alternating version of Cleopatra Chain…
Cleopatra chain is beautiful in both it’s traditional formation as well as the alternating pattern, but when you add some beads, the impact is amplified!
The only issue with adding beads to the chain, is you can no longer assemble it in the same fashion. The beads prevent the flipping motion from working properly. So I have devised a great system for assembly which I share with you in this class. So even if you feel comfortable with assembling Cleopatra chain, you will learn something new.
Recommended pre-requisites for this class…
- You should have some practical experience with opening and closing jump rings, as some of the rings are a bit awkward due to a tighter fit. Once you have some practice, you should be fine. Check out our free tutorials by clicking here.
- You may find this project easier if you already understand how the alternating version of Cleopatra chain is assembled. Click here for details about the Cleopatra – Alternating Chain Bracelet class.
You may also be interested in our Cleopatra Chain Class Bundle where you get all 4 Cleopatra Chain Classes for one lower price. Click here for more info…
This class includes:
- downloadable pdf files (both right-handed and left-handed versions) of written instructions complete with 49 step by step process photos you can print and keep as a reference to work from
- link to a video tutorial showing you the process in detail
Materials needed: (yields 7.25” bracelet)
- Jenuine toggle clasp
- (14) 9/32” ID 16ga sterling silver jump rings
- (15) 6/32” ID 16ga sterling silver jump rings
- (64) 4/32” ID 18ga sterling silver jump rings
- (28) 5mm round sterling silver beads (with 1.5mm opening)
Note: When making a chain bracelet you typically add about 1” to your actual wrist measurement. Of course, this depends slightly on how tight or loose you like them to fit, but using this formula gives you a good estimate. If you need a longer bracelet than 7.25”, you will need to augment the kit with additional rings.