DIY Tutorial: Braided Thread Bracelet

November 19, 2012

Inspired from the popular Aurelie Bidermann necklace below, I’ve decided to share an inspired bracelet version of it!


  • Simple Chain Bracelet
  • Embroidery Thread in your chosen colours

1. Prepare your threads by cutting them 4 times longer than your chain. I’ve cut 10 strands of each colour, but you can adjust the quantity according to how thick your chains are.

2. Tie a knot with these two set of threads, separating the colours.

3. Pull blue set through from under the first chain.

4. Bring the red set over blue, and under through the same chain.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the rest of the chains.

6. Tie a knot at the end of the chain and trim the stray ends neatly.

7. Done! We hope you’ll have fun making these in different colours! x

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  • Reply nicole November 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    hi i was just wondering where i can buy the metal chain?

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. November 22, 2012 at 1:33 am

      Hello Nicole, you can get the chain from Brighton at Chinatown. It’s located on the second level of the people’s park hawker centre :)

  • Reply Quan mei November 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

    hey thanks for the tutorial! you girls are awesome! may I know where to get such plain chain bracelets? :)

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. November 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

      Hello Quan Mei, I made mine using some chains I got from Brighton in Chinatown, or you could try accessories shops in far east or bugis street :)

  • Reply jen November 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    thanks for the tutorial! it’s really useful and i’m intending to make this once my exams are over! on a sidenote, is it possible to hand make this at home? http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=sale_women&ProductID=1000044225&VariantID= ?

  • Reply Carissa December 9, 2012 at 1:15 am

    hey dear,
    may i what is the total cost for making this bracelet?
    am thinking of trying it out:)

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. January 22, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Hello Carissa, the threads cost about $1 for each colour at art friend or spotlight. Chain prices vary with sizes and length, but they should cost about $3-5 for 1m. Go ahead and try it out!:)

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  • Reply Samantha February 17, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Hi. This looks nice. Can I ask do you all have a shop of your own?

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. February 18, 2013 at 1:09 am

      Hello Samantha, thanks for your interest! We are in midst of setting up our online store. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in an item that you’d like to purchase from us, feel free to drop us an email at hello@operationoverhaul.com :)

  • Reply Qian yi March 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    where can i buy the materials? thks

  • Reply Jolee March 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    i did follow ur steps but i cant seem to get it right.. idk wht i did wrong… ><

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  • Reply Zahra January 26, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Where else would you find the chain?
    Do they also sell it in bronze?
    Oh, and do you happen to know where to get leather cords/rope for bracelet making?


    • mm
      Reply Ros C. February 13, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Hi Zahra, you find chains in various colours at Art Friend or Spotlight. You could possibly try craft stores located in Chinatown or online craft supply stores. Same for the leather cords! Thanks for reading!

  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Love the col match!

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