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Mixed Metals Necklace

About this design:

I love mixing different metal finishes together to create a cool modern vibe. I used stainless steel chain for durability and it comes in so many fabulous styles to pick from, bonus! You can add more chain to this necklace or less depending on your style.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need 1ft of each style of chain I have listed, 20 jump rings, (2) 1-5 link, microsuede, 2 Nunn Design large hole nuggets, crimp ends, and a clasp.


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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  Step 1:
These are the chain lengths I used in order from top to bottom, you may need to adjust them slightly:
1. 8"
2. 8.5"
3. 8.75"
4. 9.25"
5. 9.5"
6. 10"
7. 10.75"
8. 11.25"
9. 11.5"
10. 12"
Step 2:
Add a jump ring onto the end of the first chain and attach it to the first hole on the 1-5 link. Add a jump ring to the next chain and attach it to the same hole on the 1-5 link. Do the same from here down. I add two chains per hole on the 1-5 link.
Step 3:
Cut your microsuede in half. Then loop it through the top hole on the 1-5 link. Take one tail and wrap it around the other three then back up through the loop and tighten. Slide on the large hole nugget onto one of the cord tails, do a triple loop again. Even out the ends and attach your fold over crimp ends and clasp.

Buy Products from this Design

5 yardsSave 25%
$1.70$1.28
50 yard spoolSave 25%
$7.90$5.93

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18K Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Flat Coin Link Chain

Measurements: 5mm coins, 3.5mm links

per foot: $2.60
25 ft spool: $44.90
18K Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Medium Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 12x7mm, 9x7mm links

per foot: $2.40
25 ft spool: $41.90
Stainless Steel Textured Medium Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 11x7mm, 8x6mm links

per foot: $1.90
25 ft spool: $28.70
18K Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Long Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 20x5mm links

per foot: $2.40
25 ft spool: $41.90
18K Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Medium Textured Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 12x4mm links

per foot: $2.20
25 ft spool: $37.40
Stainless Steel Flat Cable & Figure 8 Chain

Measurements: 5x3mm links, 5x2.2mm figure 8

per foot: $1.70
25 ft spool: $24.70
18K Gold (plated) Stainless Steel Textured Small Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 8x5.5mm links

per foot: $2.40
25 ft spool: $41.90
Stainless Steel Oval Paperclip Chain

Measurements: 20x6mm links

per foot: $1.70
25 ft spool: $24.70
Stainless Steel Textured Small Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 8x5.5mm links

per foot: $1.70
25 ft spool: $24.70
Stainless Steel Etched Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 9x6mm links

per foot: $1.70
25 ft spool: $22.70
Piece
$1.27

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Measurements: 3.6mm hole, 1.5mm link holes




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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is very interesting and beautiful. I remember as little children my brother and I would feel my mom’s necklaces. This would keep little ones enchanted for long periods of time.

  2. Dusty Rose
    Dusty Rose says:

    What a beautiful design.
    Lovely!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lovely! The stainless steel chain should hang nicely with its weight; and wear fabulously due to its sturdy nature. I’m so glad Lima’s has more choices to choose from now. This is quite an eye-catching piece! :)

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love all the different chains. Wonderful design.

  5. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you!

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