curb link chain

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on Feb 27, 2013 3:06 PM

any source I've found, the chain looks nothing like the one in this instruction guide.  Where can I find such a fat chain, or did they misname it?

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-woven-chain-bracelet/

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SCB1 wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 3:35 PM

In the list of items needed, they have a hyperlink to where you can get the bracelet. Surprise, it's a little expensive. 

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

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Michigan.

 

 

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on Feb 27, 2013 3:41 PM

Yes, that's why I was looking for unfinished chain.  :)

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shanks wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 3:43 PM

I just did a search on Yahoo for (curb link chain by the foot)  and there were several sources. Amazon listing has several sizes @ $2.99 per foot.

My LBS has it for $1.99/ft

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on Feb 27, 2013 3:45 PM

I  found plenty of curb link chains....just none that   fat/wide, where the holes are actually that small.

would that project work with a thinner chain?

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on Feb 27, 2013 3:46 PM

BTW, what is LBS?

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D.M.Z wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 4:24 PM

Windy, LBS = local bead store

Yes, it could be made with a different weight of curb ........ as long as the holes will accept the material you will weave through it. Did you check Rio Grande?  Fire Mountain? Those would be the first two places I'd go. Also, I'd check local retail stores for a similar bracelet. How expensive was that one? Donna

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on Feb 27, 2013 4:27 PM

I checked Fire Mountain.   Never heard of the other one!   The closest  bead store we have is a Michaels aand they don't have much of a selection.

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shanks wrote
on Feb 27, 2013 5:12 PM

Can you post the size of the chan you are looking for?  7mm, 8mm or larger

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on Feb 27, 2013 5:22 PM

Ummm.   Uhhhh. Embarrassed   I guess I don't  know!  Those instructions didn't specify, so I guess any size will do.   I didn't even look at sizes on the chains I looked  at....I ust noticed that none were as thick as the picture in the instructions.

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shanks wrote
on Feb 28, 2013 11:00 AM

I think that D.M.Z has it nailed for you. Determine the size of the material that you want to use and them you can shop for the chain that will meet your needs. Very hard to guess the weight of the chain by looking at a picture. The curb chain comes in many sizes, hole opening that is.

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D.M.Z wrote
on Mar 1, 2013 9:09 PM

Windy, what about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Chain-Bracelet-Surgical-Stainless/dp/B003Q2IXSK

I have found others, but they are usually in sterling or whatever and much more expensive. 

I hope you can make that bracelet, it looks cute and it would be interesting to see if it is as cute as I think, etc. Donna

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on Mar 2, 2013 6:39 AM

Wow.  I must be cheap.  For that much money, I want a whole yard of chain! Embarrassed   

Is there a difference in "curb" chain and just plain link chain?

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on Mar 2, 2013 6:43 AM

i looked at that picture again.  It looks like hammered/flattened chain, doesn't it?

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SCB1 wrote
on Mar 2, 2013 7:06 AM

Donna, 

I like that bracelet, and surgical steal will not change colors. What a great find.  

Happy Beading!!

Sue,

Small-town USA. 

Michigan.

 

 

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