Recently, while perusing the J.Crew website, I came across this Crystal Stripe-Link Bracelet for $42.00. I think that is a good price point, but during a recent trip to Lowe's (where I met a new friend), I saw plastic chain very similar to this picture.The chain was selling for $0.76 a foot. The following steps will help you produce a bracelet similar to the following J.crew bracelet.
|J. Crew's Crystal Stripe-Link Bracelet|
|Materials needed: white and black plastic chain available by the foot for $0.76 cents at Lowe's.|
|These are all available at your local craft store. You will also need E-6000 craft glue, sharp scissors, pliers, and a paper plate. My supplies from the craft store were 40% off, so the cost of the bracelet was a total of $5.50.|
|First: Measure your wrist for the amount of links you will need. I cut off 3 white links and 2 black links. The black link was the only one that was used with a cut. I intentionally cut it in the middle of the link, because it will later be covered.|
|Second: Hook the black and white chain together using this cut black link. Then use the E-6000 craft glue to adhere the cut in the black link.|
|Third: Clamp the opening together until the glue adheres.|
|Fourth: I peeled 7 small rhinestones off. I measure how many I needed before peeling. Apply glue to the back before applying. You will need to connect the rhinestone sticker in the inside of the link, this is so it cannot be seen.|
|Fifth: This is what one link should look like after applying the rhinstone stickers to each side.|
|Sixth: I left the black link that was cut to do last. The rhinestone sticker will cover up the cut that has been made.|
|Seventh: Let it dry for at least 2 hours.|
|Eighth: Using the pliers pull apart the round jump ring.|
|Ninth: On each end, apply the jewerly piece to the jump ring. Then close the jump ring with the pliers.|
|Pretty Close to the Inspiration.|
|I love the color blocking in this bracelet. This bracelet will be getting much wear !|
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