Fieldstone Chain

Fieldstone Chain - In this example we are using 16ga 5.0mm I.D. jump rings for the main chain. 16ga 3.0mm ID jump rings are used on each end of the chain to add a closure. 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 [small] Jump Rings to make the 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- Last 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: Repeat the 6 Ring Process, Steps 2 thru 11

Open a new LARGE [16ga 5.0mm ID] Jump Ring and attach it to the bottom.

The new ring will sit between the pair [Cc]. Try not to let it get stuck to one side or the chain will kink.



STEP 13: Add 2 Jump Rings

Open 2 new jump rings and add them to the previous ring.



STEP 14: Add Two More

Open 2 new jump rings and add them to the previous pair.



STEP 15: Repeat Steps 7-11

  • Push Togeher
  • Single Ring on the left intersecting the double rings on the right
  • Visualize the space
  • Add the new ring



STEP 16: Continue to Length - Add the Last Ring

You need the same gauge ring in the first and last positions of your chain to keep the chain stable.  Add a SMALL 16ga 3.0mm ID jump ring, one at each end.

Again, make sure that the new ring sits between the rings so not to kink.


STEP 17: Attach the Clasp

Using any style of clasp you like, add the clasp to the last ring. Some clasps may not accept a 16ga jump ring.  Add an additional jump ring with a smaller gauge as needed.

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