Handmade bracelet. Chain Making Tutorial
Brief instructions for making a chain of copper wire.
The first step in making jump rings is to wrap a jump ring coil. Begin by wrapping the copper wire (1 mm) around the wood dowel (15-20 mm).
The next step will be cutting the coil.
Solder all the rings. Now that the rings is put together it’s time to clean all the extra solder off the seams. Cleaning the extra solder off is done with files and emery
We compress the rings and assemble the chain as shown in the photo.
After you have assembled a chain of wire of the desired length, pull it through two, three holes in a wooden plank (like a Viking chain). The first hole is less than the thickness of the chain and further to decrease. Anneal the chain before pulling to make the wire softer.
To make the chain square, with faces (as in the photo) you need to process the chain from four sides with a file.
Grind and polish the copper chain.
Copper in its natural state will slowly tarnish to a brown color, but if you want to keep it shiny, spray it with a clear lacquer or polyurethane.
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