Captive Caterpillar

Morph copper jump rings into something graceful, colorful, and elegant . . . just like a butterfly!

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Add beauty and a splash of color to your ensemble with this easy bracelet. Use a simple variation of the basic two-and-two chain maille technique and see this bracelet change from simple to stunning before your eyes. Play around with some of your favorite colors to get the bracelet that is perfect for you!


Materials: 7/32" 18-gauge 5.6mm ID colored enamel copper rings, 78, 3/16" 18-gauge SWG 4.8mm ID bright aluminum rings, 54, and  ⅛" 20-gauge SWG 3.2mm ID bright aluminum rings, 78.

Tools: 2 chain-nose pliers with no teeth, and tool magic.

Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, December 2010/January 2011


SKU: EP3889

Author/Speaker/Editor: Shelley Hubbs

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Versatile Design Review by Dottie

I've made quite a few of these bracelets using enameled copper jumprings in various color combinations. The possibilities are endless. The design works up quickly and is fun to do.

(Posted on 1/7/14)