Make use of those too-short pieces of chain that have been sitting on your beading table for months. This extra long necklace can be worn single stranded or doubled up. It looks adorable with a plain colored sweater, jean and boots. The perfect Fall accessory. Enjoy!
Kelly McCoy, Auntie’s Beads Designer Materials: Chain
- 4 feet worth in at least 6 or 7 different styles
Pick out some chain scraps. If you don't have any, purchase 1 foot pieces of your favorite chains and simply trim them a bit. All you have to do to make this necklace is connect the pieces of chain using open jump rings. A 6mm should work for most chains (I was able to get them around even very large chains). It looks best to alternate between small chains and larger ones. You can also alternate the lengths of your pieces (4 inches here, 8 inches there, etc.) The total length of your necklace should be about 4 feet. Dont be afraid to mix in every color of metal! You should probably decide whether you want bright/shiney finished chains for your piece or more antique/matte finishes to maintain continuity throughout the necklace.
Because this is such a long necklace, no clasp is required (it fits over your head).
Below are some examples of cute chain, but we have many more styles, just click here