How to make a crystal sparkle chain maille bracelet - jewellery making tutorial | Beads Direct

How to make a crystal sparkle chain maille bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

Information about this project

Designed by: Olivia Newton

Difficulty: Beginner


I loved the idea of Sarah Millsop’s Crystal Sparkle Chain Maille Bracelet, so I decided to give this bracelet a go using the new CrystaLove™ bicone range!

I chose to recreate this with shades of blue bicones and gold-plated findings and I was really pleased with the end result. However, you could try it with silver, rose gold or any colour combination you wish. The sparkly shades of blue caught my eye straight away, it’s the perfect bracelet to wear on a night out or to take on your Summer holiday as it adds a bit of glamour to any outfit.

Watch our Take A Make Break Tutorial below to learn how to create this dazzling bracelet.


CrystaLove™ Bicones in size 4mm. I chose 2 shades of blue, but you could use more than 2 colours if you wanted to.

Gold Plated Findings Kit

Gold Plated 3 Strand Fancy Clasp (26mm)

Gold Plated Jump Rings 10mm

Gold Plated Jump Rings 6mm

Fireline Thread

Short piece of cord or wool

Round Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers

Side Cutter Pliers  


We hope you enjoyed this project. Please don’t forget to rate it and please do visit any of our social media pages to share your finished piece. We would be delighted to see how you did it Your Way!

What better way to relax and unwind than with a tray of beads, a cup of tea and a group of like minded people? Our Facebook Page is the ideal place to go to share with the beading community. Whether you want to chat, exchange ideas or show us your works of art.... All are welcome to join <3