This project brings back memories, in more than one way. 1) I loved lanyard when I was a kid, and I clearly remember making sooo many keychains and bracelets. 2) This DIY reminds me of S&P’s first ever project, the Braided Chain Bracelet, from last summer. And 3) My entire bedding set during my Freshman year of college were these exact colors. My comforter was reversible neon green and bright blue, and I even had hangers and towels in the same colors. By the time I graduated I was more into the blacks and darker jewel tones, but I still can’t resist a good pop of color.
6) Repeat until you reach the end of the chain.
8) Keep repeating until you reach the end of the chain. You’ll want to pull tight like you did with the first strand, but make sure not to pull TOO tight. You’ll later be weaving the neon green through the blue lanyard, in order to connect the two sides.
10) Repeat until you reach the end of the chain.
And then down through the next empty link.
Pull tight, and repeat.
12) When you’re done with both sides, tie the strands off with tight knots, and trim.
13) Add the jump ring and bracelet closure of your choice.
14) Go back to the other side of the bracelet, unwravel the first knot you made and cut the two loops. Tie them off with tight knots and trim.
I had to make a black and gold version…the classic color combo that I love so much. The black lanyard kind of reminds of me patent leather, actually.
I’d really recommend using a thick, heavy duty curb chain for this. However, keep in mind that this probably means it’s a bit hard to cut. You might need a wire cutter or jewelry pliers – but probably a wire cutter – to trim the chain. If you get the chain cut in a hardware or craft store, I’d also recommend maybe having the employee further trim the chain for you in the lengths that you need (again, twice the length of your wrist), since you’re there anyway. I lucked out and happened to have two strands of this chain left in the length I needed…but I know this chain is impossible to cut with a pair of scissors or pliers. In other words: don’t hurt yourself trying to cut this really heavy chain!