Triple Chain Slave Bracelet (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg.

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

A “slave bracelet” is a jewelry style where a ring and a bracelet are attached together in some way.

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

In this tutorial, we’ll make a wire ring and a chain bracelet – and then connect them with three strands of chain:

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Here’s how this slave bracelet looks on the inside of your hand and wrist:

Underside of Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

How to Put on a Slave Bracelet

Place the ring on your middle finger, with the ring’s loop pointing toward your wrist:

How to Put on a Slave Bracelet - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Slide the ring down to the base of your finger:

How to Put on a Slave Bracelet - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Spread the triple chains across the back of your hand, and the bracelet chain across the top of your wrist:

How to Put on a Slave Bracelet - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Fasten the bracelet clasp on the inside of your wrist:

How to Put on a Slave Bracelet - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Supplies:

  • A ring with a loop (from my free Wire Charm Ring Tutorial).
  • About 20″ to 24″ (508mm to 610mm) of medium-weight to lightweight chain.
  • 5 small jump rings.
  • 2 medium jump rings.
  • Medium size clasp – for your bracelet chain.
  • Wire cutter – for cutting chain.
  • Flat nose and chain nose pliers – for opening and closing jump rings.
  • Tape measure – for measuring around wrist, and measuring distance from ring to bracelet.

How to Make a
Triple Chain Slave Bracelet

Part 1: Make the Ring

We’ll start by making the ring for this project.

So hop over to my Wire Charm Ring Tutorial to make your ring.

When you’ve finished your ring, hop on back over here to create the rest of your slave bracelet.

Your ring should look something like this:

Ring with loop, for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Now we’ll attach a small jump ring to the loop on your ring.

If you’re new to using jump rings, see my quick tip, How to Open and Close a Jump Ring.

Use your flat nose and chain nose pliers to twist open the jump ring:

Attaching small jump ring to ring for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Then thread the jump ring through the ring’s loop, and twist the jump ring shut again:
Attaching small jump ring to ring for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Part 2: Make the Bracelet

Next we’ll make the bracelet part of this project.

Use a tape measure to measure around your wrist, and cut a piece of chain the length of that measurement.

(Example: For a 7″ wrist measurement, cut a 7″ piece of chain. The clasp and jump rings will add the extra length needed to make the bracelet comfortable around your wrist.)

Chain for bracelet of Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Now it’s time to attach a clasp to one end of your bracelet chain, and a small jump ring to the other end:

Clasp ends for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

So use your flat nose and chain nose pliers to twist open the clasp’s jump ring.

Also twist open the jump ring for the other end of your bracelet chain:

Attaching clasp ends to bracelet chain - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Thread the clasp’s jump ring through one end of your bracelet chain, and then use your flat nose and chain nose pliers to twist the jump ring shut.

Then thread the other jump ring onto the remaining end of your bracelet chain, and twist it shut again:

Bracelet chain with clasp ends, for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Part 3: Connect the Bracelet to the Ring

Now we need to measure for the three chains that will connect the bracelet to the ring.

Put the ring on your middle finger, with the ring’s loop pointing toward your wrist.

Fasten the bracelet chain around your wrist.

Now measure from the bottom of the ring’s loop to the center link of your bracelet chain:

Measuring chain length for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Next we’ll cut the three chains that connect the ring with the bracelet – one middle chain, and two side chains.

Middle Chain:

The middle chain will be the same measurement you just found between the bottom of the ring’s loop and the center link of the wrist chain.

(Example: If your measurement from ring loop to center of bracelet chain was 4″, cut a 4″ piece of chain.)

Side Chains:

The two side chains will be slightly longer than the middle chain, because they will have to travel a slightly longer distance from bracelet to ring.

So cut each side chain about 0.25″ (6.35mm) longer than your middle chain.

(Example: If your middle chain is 4″, your two side chains should each be 4.25″.)

Now you should have three chains cut:

Three chains for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Each of the three chains will need a small jump ring:

Three small jump rings for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Use your flat nose and chain nose pliers to twist open each of the three small jump rings.

Then thread one jump ring through one end of each of the three chains, so you can attach them to the bracelet chain:

Jump rings attached to three chains for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

First attach the shortest chain (the middle chain) to the center link of your bracelet, and twist its jump ring shut:

Attaching chains for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Then attach one of the longer chains (side chains) to the bracelet chain – about 0.25″ (6.35mm) to one side of the middle chain you’ve already attached:

Attaching chains for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Finally, attach the remaining side chain to the bracelet chain – about about 0.25″ (6.35mm) to the other side of the middle chain you’ve already attached.

Now all three chains should be attached to the bracelet chain:

Attaching chains for Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

It’s time to attach these three chains to the ring.

Use your flat nose and chain nose pliers to twist open a medium-size jump ring.

Thread the jump ring through the remaining ends of each of the three chains:

Gathering the three chains to attach to the ring - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

. . . and then thread the jump ring through the smaller jump ring you previously attached to the ring’s loop.

Then twist the jump ring shut.

Now your three chains should be neatly attached to the ring’s loop:

Attaching the three chains to the ring - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Your finished Triple Chain Slave Bracelet should look something like this:

Attaching the three chains to the ring - Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

Triple Chain Slave Bracelet - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

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Comments

  1. Tried doing this once without a tute, you make it so much easier and clearer. I’d like to try enhancing it with some bling.

  2. Great idea to add some bling, Maxine! Lots of places you could add it on this bracelet. I’d love to see your innovations on this project! 🙂

  3. Wendy says:

    Wow you made it simple to follow

  4. Nice tutorial, make this easy and simple i love it <3

  5. Marilena says:

    Thank you Rena for your tutorials. Always so clear and easy to follow. I have an odd question for you. Where did you buy your “hand model”? I need one to take pictures of my designs (mainly PMC and silversmith) but I just don’t know where to look.

    I appreciate any guidance. ;^)

    Marilena

  6. Thank you, Marilena! And about the hand model – I’ve had her for so many years I don’t remember what the source was. But I’m pretty sure you can find similar displays on Amazon, Etsy, and other sources of displays.

  7. Bernadette says:

    I love this you have made it so simple to try. Thank you for such inspiring tutorials

  8. I love it! Totally my style!

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