Chain Projects
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Necklace or Bracelet with chain sections & wire-wrapping or loops - short or long lengths

A very popular style. Combine sections of chain with any kinds of beads to make a short or long version of this necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 22

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Chain & Bead Earrings – 2 types: 1) w/donuts held by chain 2) Chain above and below wide bead

Combine chain and donuts or beads to make these two types of dangling earrrings.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 23

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Cleopatra necklace with chain & beads: Tiered necklace, Head pins w/beads through loops of chain

Many rows of beaded headpins create this necklace that Cleopatra would have been proud to wear.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 43

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Charm Bracelet with bead dangles on heavy chain

Use beads instead of charms to create this stylish "charm" bracelet.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 57

 

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Extra-long Chain Necklace Interspersed with Flat Mother-of-Pearl Shapes & Frame Beads Containing MOP Shapes

Similar to the style above, this version of the chain and beads necklace incorporates a variety of mother of pearl beads and frames to make a colorful, bold statement.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 72

 

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Single-Strand Chain Lariat w/bottom bead cluster

Hang beads from the end of your chain to create this lariat-style necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 74

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"Snake" Chain Illusion Necklace

Learn to make a floating design necklace on beading chain.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 87

 

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Chain Necklace with bead dangles on head pins or wire, single strand

Hang beads from your chain to create this multi-dangled effect.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 108

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Triple Strand Chain & Bead Bracelet with Slide-lock Clasp

Beads and chain create this 3-strand bracelet on a sliding clasp.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 134

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Multi-Strand Chain Bracelet

Chains galore! This bracelet is all chain and lots of it. Slinky and sophisticated.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: 2 pairs chain nose pliers, Wire side cutters, Ruler,
2mm. knitting needle or bailing pliers to make your own jump rings (optional)
Head pin or small piece of wire to help measure chain.

Project Number(s): 142

 

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Chain & Bead Bib Necklace

Hang many rows of beads from your chain to create this bib-style necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 143

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Multi-Chain Earrings, with or without beads

With or without beads decorating the bottom of these earrings, they'll dangle beautifully and freely.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Heavy wire cutters for chain, Ruler, 2 prs. of Chain-nose pliers,
Wire side cutters, Round-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 144

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Chain Necklace with Sewn Beads & Ribbon

Sew ribbon and beads around a chain to make this lush necklace.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Heavy wire cutter for chain, Scissors, Size 10 Beading needle,
Wide-eye needle, Bead stopper clip, Split ring pliers & round-nose pliers OR 2 prs. Chain-nose pliers.

Project Number(s): 152

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Multi-Strand Chain Lariat with beads

Combine 3 types of chain and your wireworking skills to make this attractive necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 155

 

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Netted Chain Necklace with beads

Use beads and chain to make this interesting necklace.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed:Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers,
Heavy wire cutters for chain.

Project Number(s): 156

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Multi Strand, Twisted Bead & Chain Necklace

Hang multiple strands of beads from a chain to make this bold necklace. It can also be made using smaller beads for a more delicate look.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, 2 pairs chain-nose pliers or other smooth-jawed pliers, Medium Crimping pliers, Heavy wire cutters for chain, Bead Stopper Clip.

Project Number(s): 157

 

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Bead-Wrapped, Half-Hoop Chain Earrings, single or double.

Learn to make handmade half-hoop components. Learn to wrap beads around a component. Learn to hang components from chain to make earrings. You will be able to make single or double hoop earrings. You will also learn to hang briolettes or dangles from the center of the earrings (not shown in photo).

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 166

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Multi-Level Chain Necklace with dangles

Dangles galore create this multi-level necklace.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire side cutters,  2 pairs Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers,

Heavy wire cutter for chain, Ruler.

Project Number(s): 175

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Chain Fringe Necklace with beads

Combine 2 separate pieces to make this dangly style - a beaded strand and a strand with many rows of chain fringe.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: 2 prs. Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters,
Heavy Wire Cutters to cut chain.

Project Number(s): 183

 

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Graphed Seed Bead Pattern Earrings with Chain

Design a pattern with seed beads and adorn them with chain to create these intricate, colorful earrings.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 186

 

 

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Double Chain & Bead “Railroad Track” Bracelet

Rows of beads lined up create this "Railroad Track" of beads.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 187

 

Chain & Cube Bead Earrings
Chain & Square Bead Earrings

Use cube beads, chain and wire to create these fanciful, decorative earrings.

Level: Advanced

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 211

 

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Bead Cap Dangle Charm Bracelet and Earrings

A wide variety of charms and bead dangles with bead caps combine to form this creative bracelet.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters, Chain-Sta.

Project Number(s): 226

 

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Chain and Rings Necklace

Folded chain holds these rings together.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Chain-nose pliers, Round-nose pliers, Wire flush cutters.

Project Number(s): 247

 

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"Industrial" Leather & Chain Bracelet

Leather cord and chain combine to create this rugged bracelet.

Level: Beginner

Tools Needed: Heavy wire cutters to cut chain, or 2 chain-nose pliers to open links,
Ruler, Scissors, Awl, Head pin to measure chain.

Project Number(s): 192

 

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Leather & Chain Necklace with Bead Dangles

More bead dangles!

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Heavy Wire Cutters (for chain), Chain-Sta (optional).

Project Number(s): 258

 

Chunky, Multi-Chain & Bead Bracelet

Learn large-loop wire wrapping for a different effect.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Heavy Wire Cutters (for chain), Chain-Sta (optional).

Project Number(s): 269

 

Chain & Bead Tribal Necklace
Chain & Bead Fringe Tribal Necklace

Learn large-loop wire wrapping for a different effect.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Heavy Wire Cutters (for chain), Chain-Sta (optional).

Project Number(s): 272

 

Netted Bead & Chain Necklace
Netted Bead and Chain Necklace

Learn large-loop wire wrapping for a different effect.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Heavy Wire Cutters (for chain), Chain-Sta (optional).

Project Number(s): 276

 

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Chain and Bead Necklace with Large-Loop Wire Wrapping

Learn large-loop wire wrapping for a different effect.

Level: Intermediate

Tools Needed: Wire flush cutters, Scissors, Round-nose pliers, Chain-nose pliers,
Heavy Wire Cutters (for chain), Chain-Sta (optional).

Project Number(s): 284