DIY Hinge Bracelet w/ Gold Chains

I originally created this fun gold chain and hinge bracelet for SHIFT on BuzzFeed last week wherein I dueled with Geneva from A Pair and a Spare {one of my favorite fellow DIYers}. We weren’t told who we were matched up against but really, it’s more fun and creative than competition. Our only rule was that it had to be a bracelet and made from metal… I went industrial and she opted for spikes! They’re both fun and creative… here’s how I created mine.

What You’ll Need…

What you need:
* One decorative gold hinge {this decorative brass hinge would be great as well}
* About a foot or so of gold chain link {any size you choose}
* Closure {clasp or hook}
* Beading pliers


* Using your pliers, separate four sections of chains, about 2inches each, and keep your open chain links.

* Attach each chain section to the furthest screw hole on your hinge with your open link, closing it with your pliers.

* Place the hinge on your wrist and measure how loose or tight you’d like your bracelet to fit and trim off the extra links, making sure each is the same length and combine your chains at the ends with an open link.

* On one side, attach your clasp to your newly added link.

* Attach the other side of your closure, however it works to the opposite side.

Wear it alone or pile on various bangles, chains, and bracelets to add interest. Total cost is under $5.


Also shown: vintage Hermes leather double wrap bracelet or choker found at Beyond the Rack, gold & diamond branch bangles, gorjana leather & chain bracelet, Pink chevron wristlet c/o Brahmin

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    June 26, 2012 |

    This is really a smart clever..but amazing..Beautiful..Thanks for sharing another DIY Megan 🙂
    Have a great day..

  • Amy

    June 26, 2012 |

    Such a fun DIY! Looks fabulous layered with other bracelets!


  • Alwand Blog

    June 26, 2012 |

    Your so creative, I love the bracelet

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    June 26, 2012 |

    i can not believe how cute a hinge looks as a bracelet! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Amor

    June 26, 2012 |

    This is great DIY!


  • Tabitha Mahoney

    June 26, 2012 |

    But soooo cute. Great job, I want one.


  • Mawiyah

    June 26, 2012 |

    Yep – you’re an artist 🙂

  • christian

    June 26, 2012 |

    so easy to make ant it looks so cute!

  • thankfifi

    June 26, 2012 |

    It’s really cool but mostly I am just still drooling over your branch bangles – what a guy your husband is 😉

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Anonymous

    June 26, 2012 |

    Off I GO to Home Depot! (Hey, it rhymes!) Fan-tastic idea. Thanks!!

  • Kat

    June 26, 2012 |

    Amazingly creative as usual Maegan!


  • Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy)

    June 26, 2012 |

    Good lord I love it! So brilliant.

  • lou lou

    June 27, 2012 |

    i am no less than obsessed with this! thanks for the tut!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    June 27, 2012 |

    clever maegan!

    Xo Megan

  • Patsy

    June 27, 2012 |

    The transformation from hardware item to accessory is amazing. Such a great idea!

  • Anonymous

    June 27, 2012 |

    It is so stylish and Designing Gold chain .
    ageless male

  • Hobby Lobby

    July 30, 2012 |

    Hey Maegan, we just wanted to let you know we thought this was such a fantastic idea that we will be posting about it on our Facebook page on Tuesday, July 31st!

    You can check out the post tomorrow at this link:

  • Ailsa Lu

    December 28, 2012 |

    This a very great idea, your are so great, I like it.

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