In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to cut a chain for welding a Permanent Bracelet so that the re-weld is virtually unnoticeable when we reuse the link. I also demonstrate how to form a circular, jump ring, after it has been welded, so as to match other oval links.
This video is also a demonstration of possible design ideas – using sections of chain (perhaps leftover chain bits), blending different metals and stones to create an eclectic and unique piece of jewellery.
Tip – It is important to find a pair of sharp flush cutters that will allow you to cut on the side of a solid ring, flipping the cutter to the other side, so as to get two flush cuts for re-welding.
Tip – If you are going to cut open a link in a chain and reuse that link, it is best to cut at the side of the when it is pulled, the links, naturally lay lengthwise. Cutting at the edge Lengthwise, the re-weld will be inconspicuous