How to Use Chain Tags to Finish Necklaces

SKU VID-0967
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Any Level
Chain tags add a professional polished look to your designs. They are easy to use and a great option for finishing necklaces.
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Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com a of making chain necklaces if your perhaps selling your jewelry or giving it away as gifts cuz all you then have to buy are some jump rings and then whatever chain you want to use so let me show you how to go about using this so I have two feet of Rolo chain I've got two jump rings I'll need a spring ring and a chain tag I've got two pairs of chain nose pliers you see I've got different brands whatever you want to use for your chain nose pliers these are open jump rings so the slit needs to be at the top and just twist them open so you will want to make sure that whatever chain you're using you can get a jump ring through that's probably going to be about 95% of the chains on the market that's rare that you come across one that you can't if you just slide the end link through and then you also slide on the chain tag through the small hole and then go ahead and close up that jump ring now on the other side you're going to open the jump ring again slide it on to that end chain link and then the spring ring as well and then close it back up and then let me show you what this looks like so I'm going to open that spring ring slide the little chain tag into it and then weave very nicely cleanly and professionally finished our necklace couple quick advantages to a chain tag and finishing a style like this versus buying pre-made chain necklaces one is usually quite cost effective because all you're really left with buying is the chain because you do get a lot of these so they're costs per piece is pretty low you can cut your chain to whatever length you want whereas with a premade chain necklace you kind of have to go with whatever the pre-made length is whether it's 16 18 24 inches and finally you can use whatever chain you want usually pre-made chain necklaces use like a thin cable chain you know you might see we Rolo ones as well but you have a lot more choices when you're buying chain in bulk and then just finishing the necklace yourself so those are just a couple advantages so you can find all of these supplies and a bunch of different chain Styles and all different finishes at beadaholique.com you

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