I have purchased 2mm beading chain and don't know what kind of end(s) to put on it to finish the piece. Can you help, please?
The finishing method is dictated by the type of chain.
For thin beading chain, fold-over cord ends work very well and give the chain a professional finished look. Choose a cord end with an inside diameter the size of your chain or slightly larger. Place a small dot of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive on the end of the chain, place the end of the chain inside the fold-over section of the cord end and then close the fold-over sides one at a time using chain-nose pliers.
If your chain is a snake chain, ball chain or other chain without open links, you need to use an end cap or tip secured with pliers and a small dab of E-6000 or a crimp with a loop secured using chain-nose pliers. A chain that has open links can be finished using a variety of clasps secured with jumprings, split rings or a double-wrapped loop.