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. Katy says

    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!

  2. Megan says

    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 😉

    • says

      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! 😉

  3. says

    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?

    • says

      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!


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