DIY: Chunky Color Chain Bracelets


If you love accessories, raise your hand.  >>>My hand is raised really high!<<<

If you love the thrill of doing a DIY project that will save you money & give your wardrobe a POP of color, than this post is for you!  I happen to be totally in love with the chain link trim made by Simplicity.  In fact, I’ve already made a woven chain bracelet with this chain before.  It’s the perfect chain trim to DIY all the fashionable bracelets that are out right now.   You can make one bracelet for around $5!  Which is a huge savings in comparison to what the stores are charging for the thick chunky bracelets.

The Chain Trim comes in gold, silver & black.   For the bracelets, I used the silver chain to spray paint & the gold chain to link in for fun.  I simply unlinked the chain & spray painted with color.  Allow time to dry before flipping over to paint on the other side.

When I originally thought about this project, I wondered if the spray paint would adhere to the Chain Trim, but it did!  And it gave such a smooth finish when dried.  I used larger hook closures that I found at a craft store to attach to the chain to make the bracelet complete.

You can wear your Chunky Chain Bracelet all in one color…..

Or mix & match it with the thick gold chain links.  I love it both ways!  And I love wearing a combo of both styles!


Special thanks to Simplicity for supplying the chain trim for this post & for helping me look very fashionable on a dime!


  1. oh Kellie what a fun and simple idea!!
    Love the new site too!

  2. Oh my goodness — adorable!! What a wonderful gift idea!!! Love this Kellie!!


  3. LOVE!!! These are so awesome Kellie! I am adding these to my list!!

  4. So cute, and such a great idea! I’m always looking for colorful chain and it’s so hard to find. I was wondering, what type of paint did you use? Also, does it rub off on you or your clothing at all? Thanks!

  5. This is so cool! Easy and pretty too.

  6. Wow – love this. I never thought of painting jewelry. How fun!

  7. Great idea! I never considered painting chain. Brilliant!

  8. Awesome! I am definitely going try do this weekend and maybe can make them gifts for family/friends! Now I have TONS ideas what I can do with this!

    And a dumb question- how did you take each chain apart when you painted them? Is it easy to take them apart off and put back them altogether? Thank you!!

    And I FREAKING love your blog ;)

  9. These are adorable. I know several girls who would love to find these under the tree this year! What a great idea! And those spray paint colors…LOVE!

  10. BRILLIANT, Kellie!! I love these bracelets, but only see them with gold. I’m a silver kinda gal. Now I can make some for myself! :)

  11. I really love this idea! Super cute!!!

  12. How did you unlink the chain? I don’t see any tool scratches on the links!

    • the chain just unlinks by hand. you have to be a little careful not to break the chain, but it’s really pretty easy! then you just link it back together by hand once the paint has dried. no tools required! ;)

  13. LOVE IT!!! Fabulous-ness :) Pinning to my To-Do Board!!

  14. Kellie, I love this!!! xoxo Tauni

  15. This is SO amazing. I love it. you should make more and sell them! xo

  16. Can you purchase the chains in a store?

  17. I love this! ill take one in each color please! haha.

  18. This is truly fabulous, Kellie!!

  19. These are adorable. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  20. LOVE these Kellie! Pinning for sure!

  21. These are super cute! I must make one!

  22. Love those chains and the colors you chose! You rock it!

  23. LOVE this, Kellie! These came out so cute!

  24. This is super cute. I am thinking it would be fun as trim on an industrial Christmas tree. Of course that is where my mind is at right now lol.

  25. LOVE the colors!!! Great accessory idea. :)

  26. totally brilliant!! I wonder if the spray enamel would work, too?!?

  27. Looooooooove this!!

  28. What a fabulous idea! So great to know that the paint will stick! Can’t wait to try it!

  29. Kellie – thank you for sharing such a fun tutorial.

  30. wich spray did you use for this plastic effect??

  31. Love what you´ve done with the bracelets, great colors too! But I was wondering, won´t the paint wear off after a while? While wearing these bracelets, won’t the chains damage each other?

    • as of right now…almost a year later, i’ve hardly had any chipping. the chain is actually plastic. if you’re ever in a Joanne’s store – check out the chain & you’ll see what i mean. it’s so lightweight that it wont rub or damage the paint. thanks for stopping by!

  32. I love these! Did you get the clasps at JoAnn’s as well? Thanks for sharing!!

  33. I Loveee these haven’t found the chains at joanns though do you happen to have the link to them online?


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