Topics: Chain, Extender
Do you have instructions how to make a chain extender out of wire that is secure, to add an inch or so to a bracelet? It is gold plated. Thank You, Best Regards,
There are a variety of techniques that can be used for this purpose.
It's a good idea to use wire loops, chain or jumprings that have holes large enough to connect a lobster claw or spring ring clasp to at several points of the connector.
Create links out of wire with the double-wrapped loop technique and connect the links with jumprings
Cut a length of chain and connect with jumprings or wire finished with wrapped loops
Create chain sections with jumprings. You can purchase jumprings or create them from wire. Then, add a lobster claw clasp.
You can also add a pre-made chain extender and lobster claw clap
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Tools for making your own jumprings:
How-to videos on making your own jumprings:
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