O.k so it’s not a winner exactly, but I felt that since we had talked about the chain I’m still impressed with myself for making, that it’s something of a big reveal to show you what I did with it.
And so, without further ado,
Open the curtains please…
Bit of a let down really.
Made myself chuckle though.
Just because I like you, here’s a new link.
Take a manageable length of 16 gauge sterling silver wire and hammer it flat and file the end.
Now make a small curve with your round nose pliers at the flattened end.
Still using your round nose pliers shape the wire into a link so that the small curve is on the inside.
As you close up the link push the wire past the end it’s to be soldered to so that when you wiggle it back into place the ends of the wire will be touching.
Annoying I know, but the two ends have to touch to solder.
As you form the link match it to a master link.
This way you’ll always be checking it against the same size and it will be easier to keep them consistent.
Now cut the link from the remaining wire
And make it a couple of friends.
When you have as many as you need pick solder the ends together.
With just the tiniest pieces of solder.
Now trim them and file the ends smooth.
And join them together with a soldered jump ring.
Then you can go to town with making another bracelet.
Because you’re on a roll.
Sorry that a few of the photo’s are bad quality, but you get the drift.