Working with Chain Links

My latest creations made with chain links.

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What a perfect way to use up leftover beads. Even imperfect beads. Or beads you haven’t a clue what to do with. I like creating these. Can be used as a key chain or purse charm. Dangle from a belt or jeans belt loop. I am also thinking you could hang them from a rear view mirror.

I made three of them… two with gold findings and one with silver… before I got bored. I gave the silver one away to a friend.

Here are the gold ones, well gold plated. With a bit of everything else tossed in… wood, metal, brass, copper, glass, gemstones, jute. Different shapes and sizes of beads.

1st one.

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2nd one.

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And I made this necklace. I saw this blue beetle in Michael’s last year. No bright ideas popped up at the time. I just liked the looks of it. And then I saw the turquoise stones on sale a few months later. I knew eventually the beetle would meet up with the stones. (I think that’s a beetle. I don’t do well in the garden.)

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I am working on a necklace and earrings set. Peach and pink. Earrings are finished. Still working on the necklace. It hasn’t passed my approval inspection yet. 😀

And I still have to show you the bracelet I worked on for 4 days. After I get some decent photos. Pictures coming soon.

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4 comments on “Working with Chain Links

  1. digipicsphotography says:

    I like that beetle! Cool necklace!

  2. Lillian says:

    Beautiful what agreat idea. You are so smart I glad I know you.

  3. Debra says:

    I would love to see something like this as a necklace- the cluster of leftovers I mean. Really cool.

  4. don_mae says:

    Thanks much, everyone.

    Hey Debra, the one I made for Michelle was on a necklace cord. Check out her blog. She shows a picture of it.

    http://sleepycathollow.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/mondays-rambles-birds-computers-dirt-and-cats/

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