Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Not all jewelry is a one-size-fits-all product. If you don’t know the exact wrist size or necklace length preference of the eventual wearer of your jewelry creations, then an extender chain is a great solution for you!

An extender chain will work with a spring ring, lobster claw clasp, hook clasp or an S-clasp. It is usually around 2 inches in length and has links large enough to hook your clasp into. Add the extender chain where you normally would add just a jump ring. This way the wearer of your fabulous bracelet or necklace can adjust the piece to the length that works best for them! This is a wonderful way to use up extra chain in your stash and you can easily customize each extender by adding a charm at the end of the chain!

You can see step-by-step instructions for making your own extender chain and for using a premade extender chain to your piece in our beading techniques.

Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen

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