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How To Make A Necklace With Beading Chain

Beading chain has small and closely connected links, allowing appropriately sized beads to be strung onto it. This is perfect for creating minimal and modern designs using your favourite gemstone beads!

On this page, you will find our video tutorial on how to use beading chain and a crimp with loop to make a simple necklace featuring a green amethyst cube bead with round metal beads. All you need are a few components and some snipe nose pliers! You can purchase the tools and supplies on our website.

At Kernowcraft, we have 2 options of beading chain including sterling silver and gold vermeil - sold by the cm (minimum order of 10cm), so you can purchase the right amount for your project. If you order a large amount, beading chain can be easily cut to the length you need by using side cutters.

Watch our beading chain necklace tutorial below

Follow our simple step by step instructions on how to make this beautiful green amethyst necklace! Click the button below to shop this kit with everything you need to make your own.

1. Add a crimp with loop to one end of the beading chain squeeze the central band of the tube gently with snipe nose pliers.

2. Thread on your choice of beads.

3. Add a crimp with loop to the other side of the beading chain and secure in place.

4. Use snipe nose pliers to open the loop on the bolt ring clasp and attach it to the crimp loop before closing.

5. Fasten the necklace and your design is complete!

Choose from sterling silver or gold vermeil beading chain with Kernowcraft

Our beading chain is sold by the cm (minimum order of 10cm), so you can purchase the right amount for your project. If you order a large amount for multiple projects, beading chain can be easily cut to the length you need by using side cutters.

Sterling Silver Loose Beading Chain

We recommend using our crimp end with loop for up to 0.6mm thread to finish off the end of the chain with our sterling silver 5mm bolt ring for a clasp.

Gold Vermeil Loose Beading Chain

We recommend using our crimp end with loop for up to 0.6mm thread to finish off the end of the chain with our gold filled carabiner lobster clasp.

Shop all the tools & jewellery making supplies you need

Sterling Silver Crimp With Loop

This brilliant component comes in a range of sizes to suit your designs (in this project we've used a crimp with loop for up to 0.6mm thread). They are a neat way to finish necklaces and bracelets without the need for separate crimps, jump rings, gimp wire or thread protectors.

Sterling Silver Bolt Ring

Our sterling silver 5mm bolt rings have an open ring ready for you to twist open and shut to connect to your necklace findings or directly onto a thread. This style of the clasp has stood the test of time and these are a discreet, delicate and secure way to fasten most necklaces or bracelets. Sold in a pack of 10.

Discover our full range of clasps here

Snipe Nose Pliers

These snipe nose jewellers pliers (sometimes called chain nose) are ideal for most jewellery needs and are essential for all types of jewellery making. These pliers are the only tools you need to make a necklace using beading chain, in order to secure the crimp to the chain.

Shop Gemstone Beads

What beads will you use for your project using beading chain? The choice is yours but ensure you choose appropriate sized beads which will fit the chain. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like help choosing the beads for your project.

Shop Metal Beads

We've used our plain sterling silver 4mm round metal beads in this design, but we have a lovely range available in a variety of shapes and styles!

The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.