I like a thicker chain bracelet: something substantial but also super simple. Chain maille is great for that, with a wide variety of potential patterns. However it takes a while to master & put together, and also involves a lot of fiddly dropping-of-links, swearing, and crawling around on the floor to pick up tiny bits of metal.
I’ve seen some examples of braiding chain with chord or beads, but I wondered about braiding chain-with-chain . . .
I took three 9-inch lengths of chain and slipped them onto a jump ring, with the silver chain in the middle:
Now: if you have a hook to put the jump ring on, that would be good. Personally, I held the jump ring between my teeth and braided the chains down & away from me. It was sort of hard to see what I was doing, but it’s pretty easy to braid-by-feel.
Once I got to the end, I slipped another jump ring through the three ends & added a fastening:
I liked the little hint of silver amongst the gold, though I also just liked the simplicity of all one color . . .
In terms of sizing, if you have 9-inch strands of chain, you will end up with a roughly 8-inch finished braid.
I’m thinking of making links of 2-inch braids strung together with single links. . . I’ll let you know if it works out.