Sunday 19 October 2014

Chain DIY action - How to DIY a Joomi Lim spiked chain bracelet

Joomi Lim's got a monochrome magic touch for garnering celebrity endorsement with her spiked bracelet designs, with avid approval from Miley Cyrus, Leighton Meester and Jessica Alba.

Ingenious though these designs may be, it, thankfully, doesn't take a magic touch to recreate the look, just a touch of patience, a soldering iron and a little bit of DIY know-how.

You will need

*Optional extras.

Also needed

Black, white and clear nail polish

Araldite glue


Pretty easy

This one has its fiddly moments, although I'd say the biggest challenge was to avoid being scalded by the soldering iron.


About an hour.

Soldering on

Fill in chain links with solder at regular intervals. Also, if your studs are hollow, fill in the interiors and make sure the bases are all completely flat.

Attach the studs using solder or araldite (I found that the araldite worked better but you need to tidy it up after sticking by wiping the excess glue away from the edges with scissors or something with a fine tip).

Depending on the design you intend to copy, you can add a row of pearls by threading them onto a wire and attaching the wire to either end of the bracelet by using jump rings.

The bracelet

It's up to you whether you want to keep to one row...

...or add a second row of pearls.

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