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  • Heavy necklace - chain

    I have some lovely beads for a necklace, ut they are a little heavy. I want to put them on soft flex then connect them to some chain i have. So the chain wont really be seen as it will be behind the neck.

    My plan was to attach the soft flex to a jump ring with a crimp and a wire guard then attach that to the chain. Is that enough? How can i make it stronger?
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  • #2
    I'm afraid that I'm not a beader but I would have thought if the crimps and wire guard would usually be sufficient for a clasp, then it should be fine to attach to chain.
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    • #3
      I've made this style necklace but only with smaller beads. I just use crimps to attach the wire to the chain and it works fine. Wire guardians would probably make it neater but I think the jumpring may be unnecessary - if you do go with the jumpring I'd use a closed one for extra security.
      Auntynet

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      • #4
        Hmm, ok. Il try it without the jump ring. Im not sure how i can attach the chain right to the wire guard without a jump ring. I guess i can hook it on before i even attach it to the wire. Il have a wee go.
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        • #5
          I would use silver gimp on the ends of the thread with a jump-ring attached.
          Best wishes
          Carole

          www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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          • #6
            Whats gimp? Its not something i would try and search on google....
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            • #7
              Gimp is often called bullion or french wire and its basically the DIY version of wire guardians. It can be quite tricky to master. I used to use it until I discoverd guardians and now I have a pack that has been redundant for ages now.
              Auntynet

              Step-daughter's website selling hand dyed sock yarns www.knotanotherknitter.com




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