Category Archives: Chain Making

Python Chain

 

Python Chain
Python Chain

 

Materials:
100 (approx) 3.5 20 ga square open jump rings
100 (approx) 3.5 20 ga open jump rings
Clasp of choice
2 pairs of bent nose pliers
Magnifiers & lamp  (if needed)

Cost: $25.00 plus materials

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Students will learn to create this quick and easy python chain.

Industial Links

Materials:
22”  (approx) Rolo or box chain 7mm
2 Yd of 2mm Leather or rubber cord
OR
22” (approx) Rolo or box chain 3mm
2 Yd of 1mm Leather or rubber cord
AND
2 Beads that will fit on selected cord
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters
Lamp and magnifiers if needed

Cost: $25 plus materials

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Level: Beginner

Great for guys!  Give yourself a bit of a rugged industrial flare.

Button Chain

Button Chain

Materials:
approx. 76 jump rings, 5.0 ID 18 or 20 gauge, whichever will fit in button holes
approx. 11-14 buttons (depends on desired length of bracelet)
approx. 4 jump rings, 4.0 ID 18 or 20 gauge for attaching clasp
clasp of choice
2 pair chain nose pliers
Lamp & magnifiers if needed

Cost: $25 plus materials

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Level: Beginner

Summer Rain Earrings

Summer Rain Earrings

Materials:
10 – 3.5 ID 20 Gauge Jump rings
8 each of 4 different colors( A, B, C, & D) 5.0 ID 20 Gauge jump rings
Drop beads (regular drops, or magatamas) 1 tube
Ear wires
2 pair chain nose pliers
Wire Cutters
Lamp and magnifiers if needed

Cost: Free plus materials

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Level: Beginner

Ken’s Chain

Ken's Chain

Materials:
232 (approx.) 5.0 ID 18 gauge jump rings (sample uses ice blue)
116 (approx.) 4.5 ID 18 gauge jump rings (sample uses natural)
232 (approx.) 3.5 ID 20 gauge jump rings (sample uses copper)
These will yield a chain approx 18 inches in length
2 pair bent nose pliers
clasp of choice
-OR- to make clasp like sample:
2 inches 18 gauge wire
2 inches 20 gauge wire
round nose pliers
Lamp & Magnifier if needed

Cost: $25 plus materials

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Rose Chain

Rose Chain
Rose chain in Holiday colors & optional charms

Materials:
80 (approx) 5.0ID jump rings color A.  Students may also choose to use a variety of colors, available in the Rose Chain Kits, sold separately.
40 (approx) 5.0ID jump rings color B (sample uses Green for the Vine)
*note* These ring counts are approximates and make a bracelet that measures about 7 inches in length without the clasp.  Students may wish to adjust counts as necessary to achieve the desired length.
2 pair of pliers
Clasp of choice
5 charms (optional)
Lamp and magnifiers if needed

Cost: $25 plus materials

Instructor: Debbie McCoy

Level: Beginner

This easy chain can be made with roses in a variety of colors.  You can have a rainbow of roses or a chain bouquet of just one color!  Sample picture also shows an option of adding charms, if desired.  This can be a great holiday or everyday accessory, just depending on what colors you pick!

Spring Link Chain

Spring Link Chain Necklace

Materials:

2 colors of craft wire, 10 feet each, 18 gauge

1 focal bead

Tools: are available for classroom use, but students are encouraged to bring their own

round nose pliers

chain nose pliers

wire cutters

mandrel for wrapping, 1/8″ or 1/4″ for desired size, a wooden dowel may also be used

Lamp & magnifiers if needed

Cost: $25 plus materials

Instructor: Debbie McCoy