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Beauty hanging from your fingers
DIY Body armor was featured recently and she had a link to the site that inspired her: http://www.armorjewelry.com
I went to the site, looked around, and found this beautiful ring: http://www.armorjewelry.com/shop/abee/
I decided to attempt this beautiful idea for cheaper.

I was lucky enough to stumble upon the perfect ring bases. Find these is probably the hardest part of this project. One could also find think ring band bases, and put larger jump rings around the base, and attach the chain to those.

Here's what I did:

Posted by Char C. from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Char C.'s 6 projects »
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  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your supplies. There aren't many.
    1. Quite a bit of chain.
    2. 2 TINY jewelry pliers.
    3. Ring bases (I was blessed enough to find ones with holes built in, but one could also put jump rings on the ring base for a similar effect.

  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay out your ring. I wanted mine to have two rings (you could do it with one too!) and to have a free finger in the middle. Then decide how you want to hang your chains. All the chains tangled up and fun? or one at a time, different lengths? The latter is what I chose.

  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use your tiny pliers to open the first chain link. Chains are essentially just a lot of tiny jump rings attached to each other. So use your pliers to open the first link!

    Opening and closing the chain links is the hardest part of this project. They are very small. But don't dispair. Do it over a hard black surface to make things easier to see.

  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you've got the link open, Slide a ring hole (or a jump ring) into the open chain link. It's hard, but not impossible.

    Once it's in, close the link with your pliers. The chain is now attached!

  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, decide how long you want that strand of chain to be, according to your plan/design idea from step 2. I wanted mine to be individual chains, each a different length, so it draped.
    I would spread it out and measure them to the gap inbetween each chain was about the same.

  • How to make a chain ring. Hanging Chain Double Ring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you've decided the length the chain should be, open the appropriate chain link with your little pliars, remove it from your chain skein, and attach the other side to the other ring.

    Repeat as desired! Once I had all 5, I was done, but you can easily add more chain, different types of chain, or even charms.

    Wear like a Model!
    Have fun!

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Lucy F.
Lucy F. · Newport, Wales, GB · 1 project
if you search on ebay for 'ring base' then you get loads of things like this, i have just ordered some that have 10 loops because i want my ring to have loads of chains! Happy xx
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hammy h.
hammy h. · 2 projects
hehee aww thank you soo very much^^
i hope i can find some soon=)
thank you~~
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Char C.
Char C. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 6 projects
I bought them at Michaels. They were buried under other jewelry stuff and were definately a great find. Good luck!
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hammy h.
hammy h. · 2 projects
i <3 it^^
hehee aww but
where did you buy the
ring bases?
ive been searching for those>.<

hehee thank you~
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Vetherz
Vetherz · San Juan, San Juan, PR · 13 projects
Very very beautiful, thank you for the tutorial ♥
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