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DIY Chain-Linked Rings

Accessories, DIY  /   /  By Aimee Santos

Our DIY blogger is Aimee Santos of Swellmayde, one of the best maker blogs we know. 

My outfit does not feel complete without a few pieces of jewelry. Although I’m a big fan of a chunky statement piece, there are days when I want a more minimal feel. This is when delicate accents best complete my look. Here, I show you how to make your own dainty double chain-linked ring, perfect for pairing with simple gold bands, adding that special touch to a chic, minimalist look.

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Jewelry pliers

Thin gold ring

Thin gold midi ring

Thin chain

Rhinestone or gem connector

4 small jump rings

Measuring tape


1. Try on the ring and midi ring on the same finger, where they sit comfortably. Measure the distance between the rings.

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2. Measure the length of the connector. Take this measurement from step 1 and subtract the length of the connector. Cut a chain this length.  Then, cut this chain in half. Attach each chain to the connector with a jump ring (as photo’ed).

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3. Attach one ring to each loose end of the chains with a jump ring.

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  1. Doris September 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Beautiful. I made a bracelet ring set for the 25th Anniversary of Camp Bluebird. The camp is for cancer patients and survivors. I plan to make a ring like yours for a special friend’s retreat at the end of October.

  2. Aimee October 5, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    This makes my heart smile! I hope your friend enjoys it! XO!

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