Chunky Chains & DIY Projects

Goodbye minimal - we're obsessed with the chunky chains!

We can wave goodbye to minimal jewellery for now, with layered chains, charms and gemstones making their way back into the lime light.

Chunky and bold jewellery is a great way to make a statement with your outfit - from dangly earrings, stacked bracelets to a single thick chain around your neck - this chunky look is a great way to experiment with your style. The best part? Chunky chain looks great with most outfits, whether that's a formal dress or simple jeans and a tee. 

In this post, we share with you lots of inspiration including some beautiful design ideas to make your own handmade chain jewellery.

Be Inspired By Chunky Chains

chunky chain jewellery

Make Your Own Chunky Chain Jewellery With Kernowcraft

We love keeping up to date with current fashion and jewellery trends and we just love the look of big and bold designs. We've created some beginner friendly jewellery designs using our supplies. Check out our designs inspired by chunky chains below - why not customise them using your favourite gemstones and charms?

Anchor & Turquoise Chunky Chain Bracelet

How lovely is our sterling silver large link flat trace chain bracelet? It's so easy to add your favourite gemstone beads and charms to it. We've chosen to go for a nautical theme with our popular anchor charm along with a half drilled turquoise matrix bead glued onto a peg with loop.

Paua Shell & Heart Chunky Chain Bracelet

We've used our adorable sterling silver love heart chain to create this simple yet beautiful design. All you need is a jump ring and your favourite charm to complete the look! We've used our gorgeous paua shell heart charms.

Amazonite & Diamond Chunky Chain Bracelet

This long curb chain bracelet features a sparkly rose cut amazonite cabochon which is simply glued onto a charm setting plus our geometric diamond charm for a special touch.

Silver Tassel Chain Earrings

Although this medium trace chain used in this project doesn't have large links, we think it looks brilliant layered together to create a tassel effect. The chain sparkles beautifully as it sways in the light!

Love the tassel trend? Watch our video on how to make your own tassels using silkon thread with project to try too.

Paua Shell Charm Bracelet

In this project, we've used our silver plated stretch charm bracelet - designed with jump rings already attached so you can easily attach your favourite charms to it! We love this bold design, using our range of paua shell charm shapes.

Emerald Willow Leaf Necklace

A great way to add dimension to your jewellery designs is to add connector links! In this design, we feature our sterling silver willow connector link. We've also added a pop of colour using an emerald cabochon stone and a few gorgeous emerald rondelle beads to add some sparkle!

Sodalite Bead Bracelet

Simply slide on your favourite large holed gemstone bead for a minimal yet eye-catching design using our sterling silver spiga charm bead chain bracelet!

Sparkling Feather Necklace

Featuring our sterling silver black oxidised diamond cut rope chain! This statement chain is perfect if you want to add some luxury and sparkle to your design. We've made it simple by adding a charm so the chain takes center stage.

Shop Our Full Range Of Chain

We have an extensive range of quality necklet, bracelet and loose chain for your handmade jewellery designs. Whether you're after sterling silver, plated or gold - you can choose from a whole variety of styles to suit your jewellery making needs.

What Are The Different Types Of Chain?

Read our helpful guide on the types of jewellery making chain so you can choose the right one for your particular design.

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