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Friday, 9 January 2015

Jewellery 101 - Necklace Chains

101 chains

If you enjoy making lots of jewellery as a hobby or are looking to start up your own jewellery business selling handmade pieces why not invest in the supplies to make your own chains?

All you need to make each necklace is a length of chain, two jump rings, pliers and a clasp (example shows a lobster style clasp) - once you have the supplies you can make one in minutes! To create a necklace simply cut the chain to your desired length, open up a jump ring, thread it onto one end of the chain and close. Then add a jump ring and clasp to the other end of the chain and you're done.

With just these few items you'll be able to make specific length necklaces as and when you need them for a project allowing you to customise your pieces, plus if you're making high volumes it may save you money in the long run.

If you're not sure on what length of chain to use for your necklace I recently created a handy visual guide using the same necklace design on different length chains. You can find it over on my blog.

101 chains step by step

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