I used to be all about piling on the big rings, layering bright baubles, and stacking on the bracelets. But since getting married, I’ve found myself toning it back, unintentionally, to showcase my wedding ring (I mean, what girl doesn’t enjoy showing off her bling bling? Am I right ladies?!). While I occasionally revert to my old jewelry habits (old habits die hard), I usually now wear my brights and layers in my clothes instead. Which is why I knew I needed to make my own hand harness. I loved how they looked, but the ones sold in stores were always too chunky making my hand appear to be decked out in a gypsy halloween costume rather than for a lovely evening out. I found a pretty delicate chain that had just enough pattern to make it interesting without the need to add beads or any other chunky material. The best part? This only cost $3 and about 20 minutes to make.
Supplies: Chain (I got mine at Michael’s), a clasp (make sure it matches with your chain, i.e. if you have a dainty chain make sure to get a smaller, dainty clasp), needle nose pliers, scissors or wire cutters. Also note, if the rings on the chain aren’t big enough to cut open and then attach to another ring, you will also need jump rings
First begin by measuring a piece of chain to go around your wrist. You want it to be loose, but not too loose. Cut using the scissors or wire cutters.
Next use attach the clasp, one half to one end of chain and the other half to the other end of the chain. Clasp it together (this will help everything not to get tangled as you continue working).
Then measure enough chain to go from your wrist up to your finger and then around your finger like a ring. Cut this as one big piece.
Using the scissors, cut open the last loop on the end of the chain (or pry it open with the pliers or use a jumper ring if need be).
Attach the loop to the middle of the bracelet you made earlier, and then close the loop with your pliers.
Finally, make the ring. Measure the chain to see how big to make the ring opening (I liked mine pretty loose).
Open the last loop on the end of the chain and then attach it onto another loop on the chain (wherever you decided was a good size to make the loop.) Close the loop with the pliers.
To break it down in the simplest of terms, you have 2 pieces of chain. One makes the bracelet, while the other is the connector with a loop made on the other end to act as the ring.
Time to show off this beauty!