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Topics: Chain twisting

Q.
Hello, I am trying to put together pieces using sterling links and single to double sterling chain but the links flip over and the lengths of chain twist around each other...any suggestions how to solve these problems? The chain is doubled off side. Thanks so much for your response.
- Joy
A.
Using slide lock clasps will help keep your strands separated so they won't twist and tangle. A slide lock clasp consists of two bars; each bar has loops on one side. The two bars slide into each other and friction keeps them together. These clasps are super secure and come with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 strand loops.

Adding in spacer bars through your chain will also offer stability. The how-to video and instructions, ''Using Spacer Bars in Multi-Strand Designs'' shows how to use both of these findings.

- Kristal Wick, Designer, Author, Jewelry Making Expert and Swarovski Ambassador

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