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Chain Wrap

by: Jennifer Tough

When I sit down to design jewelry, whether it's for me - or for the store. I rarely have an idea in mind. Rather, I like to sort through all of my beads and findings - and let the beads decide what the project will be. Unfortunately, this is a rather time consuming method. However, I love beads for their own sake. I don't really have to do anything with them to enjoy the process. Looking at them is sometimes enough.

Today, a strand of Tunisian Desert tabs were calling out to me. I love tabs, especially for bracelets, as they sit flat on your wrist, and tend not to get in the way. While I love big chunky bracelets, they're not always practical to wear for those of us who use a computer all day, or do a lot with our hands. And I hate having to take off my jewelry while I'm working.

I combined 4 of these tabs with 5 sections of chain. Each section is wire wrapped to form a secure link.  4 more lengths of wire, this time plain were cut, and the whole piece was secured with a jump ring on each end. This would look particularly nice with a bunch of different types of chain, but I was working from home, and not the store - this is what I had :-)

Our antique gold chain goes particularly well with the Vintaj line of findings! See the below pics for matching earrings as well.


          
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Components
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74201063 Chain - 2 x 4 mm Medium Links - Antique Gold (Metre)

(I used about a metre in all.)

Price: $ 6.26
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Qty: 6 s20309 Flat Cut Tablet - 11 x 10 mm Flat Square - Tunisian Desert (Strand 15)Price: $ 8.85
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tb8r2022 Japanese Seedbeads - 8/0 Toho Seedbeads - Silver-Lined Light Amber AB

(I filled the bead pod toggle bar with a bunch of these.)

Price: $ 6.90
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Qty: 1 s14923 Vintaj - Bead Pod Toggle Bar - Natural BrassPrice: $ 3.00
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Qty: 1 s14809 Vintaj - Hammered Ring - Natural BrassPrice: $ 2.40
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Qty: 2 s14863 Vintaj - 2 inch Headpin - Natural Brass (20)

(2 headpins used for the earrings.)

Price: $ 2.85
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Qty: 4 s14868 Vintaj - 5.25 mm Open Jumpring - Natural Brass (20)Price: $ 4.00
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s21562 Vintaj Wire - 24 gauge Round Wire - Natural Brass (Spool)

(this was used to wire wrap each tab bead to the chain.)

Price: $ 15.85
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