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Learn a Weave

Beaded Vertebrae Bracelet

This is an easy weave suitable for first-time chain-maillers.

beaded bracelet

For 18cm bracelet, you will need:


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Link one bead to one large ring (A) to make a beaded ring. Make eighteen - six of each colour if using three colours.

step 1

Join one closed large ring (A) to one side of the clasp using two small rings (B).

step 2

Join one beaded ring to the large ring (A) added in the last step using two small rings (B) - 1st picture.

Place the last large ring just added on top of the previous large ring so that the bead is at 12 o'clock - 2nd picture.

Separate the small rings so that one ring is at nine o'clock and the other ring at three o'clock - 3rd picture.

Push the topmost ring downwards - 4th picture.

step 3

Repeat step 3 until your bracelet is the correct length.

Join to the other side of the clasp.

step 4


  • Use black jump rings and a mix of silver, gold and copper-lined roller beads or try just white or pink for contrast.
  • The beads can be substituted for 6mm pony beads, which come in a wide variety of colours.

step beaded bracelet