I bought some unfinished chain and a few links to create my own chain necklace. I am wondering what is the best technique for adding custom links in between the chains?
Connecting chain can be done in several ways. The simplest technique for attaching one chain to another is using a jumpring. There are many choices in jumprings from smooth to fancy, round to oval, which add dimension to a design. Split rings are a variation of a jumpring that slips onto the links like a keyring.
Using premade links or beading links made with eyepins and beads can also be used to attach the pieces of chain together.
- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert