Droplets Chain

Droplets Chain - In this example we are using 16ga 5.0mm I.D. jump rings. In this configuration the chain uses 12 rings per inch. Average bracelet 160 rings. The A.R. for this chain is between 3.8 or 3.9.

This project uses the following size jump rings.








STEP 1: Materials

In this example we will use 16ga 5.0mm ID [large] Jump Rings and 16ga 3.0mm ID [medium] Jump Rings to make the droplets and 20ga 2.5mm ID [small] jump rings to create the connector chain. You can create this chain with other sizes. Use the A.R. guide (value 3.8 to 3.9) to help estimate ring size

This pattern repeats every six rings. It may help to open groups of six rings for your convenience. .



STEP 2: The Starter - Ring

Close a LARGE (16ga 5.0mm ID) jump ring marked A

I find that attaching a piece of scrap wire to the beginning of the chain makes it easier to manage. This step is not required.



STEP 3: Add a New Jump Ring

Open a new LARGE jump ring [B] and attach it to jump ring [A]


STEP 4: Add New Ring

Open a new LARGE jump ring [b] and attach it to jump ring [A]. Should be sitting next to [B]

STEP 5: Add a New Ring

Open a new jump ring [C] and attach it to both jump rings [B & b]

STEP 6: Add New Ring

Open a new jump ring [c] and attach it to the two rings in previous row, {B & b]

You should have a chain that is 1 - 2 - 2



STEP 7: Push Together

In the next few steps we will push the rings together and add the last ring.

Push the outer rings [A] on the left and [C/c] on the right, towards the center.



STEP 8: Push Together

Let the single ring [A] on the left, go between the pair [Cc] on the right.

STEP 9: Visualize the Path of the New Ring

In the next step you will be adding a new jump ring. The new jump ring is going to follow the line of the red twist tie we have used to outline the path.


STEP 10: Add New Jump Ring

Open a new jump ring a little further than you would normally. The ring will split the middle rings and connect the single ring on the left [A] the the double jump rings on the right [Cc].

STEP 11: From Another Angle

Still the same from step 10, just another angle to help you follow the path. Close the ring when done.

I find that once your have the jump rings lined up, you will feel your way through adding the ring, this versus see your way.


STEP 12: Should Look Like This

Here is the completed droplet. It will not maintain its shape without spacers of the same gauge.



STEP 13: Attach Spacers

Open 2 new [MEDIUM] 16ga 3.0mm ID jump rings and add them to each end of the droplet. These jump rings will keep the droplet stable.



STEP 14: Link Chain

To create a chain link to separate the droplets, open a new [SMALL] 20ga 2.5mm ID jump ring to one side of the droplet.



STEP 15: Continue the Chain

Open a new [SMALL] 20ga 2.5mm ID jump ring and add it to the chain.



STEP 16: Finish the Link Chain

We used 11 [SMALL] jump rings to create the spacing between droplets. You can change the spacing to any distance you like.

STEP 17: Repeat steps 2 - 16


  • Make a new droplet
  • Create the link chain
  • Continue to desired length
  • Add Clasp

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