Chunky Bracelet Made with a Recycled Bicycle Chain

Make a DIY Bicycle Chain Bracelet for yourself or as a gift. Make it funky and pink or embellish it to suit your style. These bracelets make great DIY gifts for Men.

Materials Needed – DIY Bicycle Chain Bracelet

– Old bike chain – Standard pliers – Jewellery pliers – Key ring – Spray paint

Step 1:  Measure & Separate Your Bicycle Chain Links

Ideally, for this project, you know who the bracelet will be for so that you can measure their wrist and get an idea of how loose or tight they like their bracelets.

When you have measured it out, you need to use your pliers to pull apart and detach the rest of the chain at the appropriate point. 

Step 2:  Choose Finishes & Embellishments

Do you want to spray paint it pink as we’ve suggested, or just clean and polish it up to its original chrome shininess?

Step 3:  Choose your findings (closure)

The key to this project is to use a jump ring on either end of your chain that gives you enough clearance over the bike chain to attach your chosen closure.

Step 4:  Attach your jewellery findings

Thread it through the hole at the end of the chain and also through the small loop at the end of whatever type of closure you have chosen, and then use your pliers to close up the jump ring again.