I sure hope you aren’t sick of blue or bracelets quite yet… next week I plan on getting back to some leather crafts, I promise. This DIY is a mashup of the painted chain jewelry I’m seeing lately with a chain bangle that I’ve considered making for a while. And yes, I have miniature bust of Albert Einstein in my house… he’s been with me since college.
I used the same chain as the sparkly wrapped bracelets and more of the sheet metal I bought for the metal collar necklace. In addition you’ll need some spray paint (a bright color and a clear top coat) and some Super Glue.
I measured the chain around my wrist and cut the length I liked. Then I laid it on top of my sheet metal and marked the width so I could use tin snips to cut a long, narrow strip. Make your strip a little longer than you need for the bracelet so that you’ll have enough extra to round the corners and remove any sharp points. To bend the flat strip of metal into the bangle shape I started by shaping it around the spray paint can. Then I used another slightly smaller cylinder until I got a shape that was a good fit on my wrist.
Use the spray paint to color the section of the chain you want to paint- I decided to do about 2/3 of my bracelet. After the paint has finished drying start at one end and glue (using Super Glue or 2-part epoxy) each link down. Press firmly to be sure it’s secure. Then give it a coat or two of clear sealant for protection.