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Itty bitty chain

About this design:

A while ago I made a pendant with a silver sheen obsidian cabochon. That was really tiny! Well, the lady that commissioned that wanted a chain but didn't want a beaded chain, wanted it all silver. So we decided to use some silver beads. And this is what I came up with! The arm of the clasp fits through the loops of the chain which will nicely go through the bail of the pendant, but it is also designed such that it won't easily slide off. I had to make a pretty clasp because, well, that's just what I do. Every part needs to be as pretty as the others. Plus this way she can wear it alone if she likes. The beads were a challenge because they are hollow and tiny. There were a few times early on when I set the wire end against the wrap on the link that I accidentally crimped the bead. Fortunately I can melt them down and use them!

Components:

2mm silver beads (lb) sterling silver wire

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love hand made chain! Also look forward to seeing your wire work and clasps.
    May I ask what gauge wire you used with the chain? Such tiny beads!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the petite nature of your handmade chain. Those tiny silver beads must have been hard on your fingertips to hold & work with while you were wrapping. Beautiful effect. Marvelous how you added the tiny beads to embellish the clasp. Very nice Khristin.

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Love this chain…and the clasp is wonderful!! Great job!! I always love your work.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Khristin, what a beautiful chain-such intricate detail! It’s beautiful as is all your work!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    You are so very talented!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful design! Love it!

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you for all the kind comments! The wire I used was 22 gauge sterling silver for the chain. Clasp is 18 and 24.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Khristin – Your wire working is so precise. A real beauty. The clasp is fantastic.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    Your work is just so amazing! I am in awe of this ity bity delicate work. Really beautiful Khristin.

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