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Cutting Chain Efficiently Today’s tip will teach you how to cut chain efficiently! When you design a piece of jewelry that requires two or more chain segments of equal length, do you count each chain link for every piece you need to cut? Do you just eyeball it when you cut and hope that the segments are the same length? You don’t need to do these things! You can use this handy tip and you’ll be cutting chain quickly and with perfect accuracy every time! Simply follow these steps:

Step 1

Step 1
Decide the length of your original section of chain by either measuring or counting the links of your chain. This piece of chain is 11 links long.

Step 2

Step 2
String your cut section of chain onto a head pin or piece of wire.

Step 3

Step 3
String your remaining chain onto the head pin or piece of wire.

Step 4

Step 4
Line up the links and cut the chain to the same length as the original section of chain.

Step 5

Step 5
Repeat step 4 for the next piece of chain.

Step 6

Step 6
Continue until you have the desired number or chain sections needed for your piece.

And there you have it! Now that you can cut chain efficiently, you’ll have no problem creating trendy chain-focused jewelry designs!

Happy Tuesday! – Sara

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