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).
I noticed this when perusing the various necklace projects. It was so perfect to efficiently use a number of odds and ends of chain that I had "hanging around" in my stash. I also used chunks of quartz that were "leftovers" at the points where each chain piece joined. I was really pleased at how polished the finished piece looked. Now the 'odds and ends' can be hung around my neck! I was surprised at the compliments I received as well!
Reviewed by: Angela irvine from Milford, Kansas.
I usually make earings from leftover chain, but this is a great idea, and I love the mixed metal colours, very current.