How to Upcycle a Bicycle Chain – Chunky Bracelet

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.


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

Step 1: Measure & Separate Your Bicycle Chain Links

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 which ever type of closure you have chosen and then use your pliers to close up the jump ring again.