The Newfangled Neo Chain Blog Hop

Blogged under Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 5:22 am

Thanks to Carmi Cimicata, I was invited to participate in The Newfangled Neo Chain Blog Hop. She sent me a bag of chain and findings goodies that included loads of purple, which is one of my favorite colors. Here are my first two jewelry sets that I came up with using the supplies she sent.

First, I went with a tried and true necklace design – the Y-Necklace. Chain is perfect for making these. I dug around and found adorable purple heart beads made by DD Hess, and you can see that I ended up with all different shades of purple with just a little dash of clear crystal beads on each side of the lampwork beads. I used some purple wire to attach the beads, and to attach the chain sections I used the jump rings included in the supplies sent to me. All purple – ear hooks, clasp, chain, jump rings!

This chain is finer than the other chunkier chain she also included in the stash. I don’t think my photos really show how the chain sparkles on its own. In fact, for the next set since the chain was thicker, I use a lot more chain and just a few extras. The necklace is a 40 inch piece of chain (so you can wear it extra long or double it) and I added a pendant my husband made for our book The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos.

Like the Y-Necklace, I finished both ends of chain with jump rings and a lobster claw clasp. The earrings are similar to the heart and chain earrings above, but I used the chunkier chain and square and round crystals on the end. Then, again, because the chain is just so neat all by itself, I cut a 21 inch piece of chain, added jump rings and a clasp, and now you can wear it wrapped around your wrist three times as a triple strand bracelet, or of course, you can wear it as a 21 inch necklace.

The Dazzle-It collection of products is available at the Dazzle-It web site, and the company also has a blog as well as Facebook page.


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  2. Comment by Kristi — March 19, 2014 @ 10:53 am

    love it. really like the double chain. and hope people will come see my Dazzle-it Creation at!

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  4. Comment by Roberta — March 19, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    Love the Y chain. So pretty, Tammy!

  5. Comment by Ava Gavloski — March 19, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

    those earnings command elegance, well done

  6. Comment by Ann Butler — March 19, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

    Great projects….

  7. Comment by Lisa Fulmer — March 20, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    Very sweet!

  8. Comment by Suzann Sladcik Wilson — March 20, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    Love that you can wear it either as a necklace or as a bracelet and the earrings are a great way to use the chain. Great job!

  9. Comment by Amy* — March 22, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    All of your Neo Chain creations are lovely but that y chain has a special place in my “heart” 🙂


  10. Comment by Cyndi L — March 22, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    Those are so sweet, Tammy!

  11. Comment by Eileen — March 23, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    Lovely, Tammy. I have tons o beads but not much chain in my stash. Guess I need to get some. Elegant chain is showing up all over.

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