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Holiday Gift Ideas

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Simple Holiday Gift Ideas Using Fancy Chain

Man of Steel

Pick any of our stainless steel chains, pop on a stainless steel lobster claw clasp with our stainless steel jumprings, and you will have a timeless, classic bracelet or necklace that is handsome and rugged for the man in your life, who is hopefully also handsome and rugged. ;-) If you like that sort of thing. Men generally wear larger sizes.

For bracelets, anywhere from 7.5 to 10.5 inches (19 - 30 cm) can be appropriate, but if you have to take a wild-ass guess - go for 9-10 inches, (23 - 26 cm) depending on his physique. Remember - they are easier to make shorter than longer! For necklaces, an 18 inch necklace will sit at the base of the neck and be visible above a t-shirt, 20 inches will fall about at the collarbone and disappear behind the t-shirt but show with a v-neck or open shirt. 22 inches is common and can be worn inside a shirt or out to show it off - and these chains are striking enough to want to show - and the longer 24 inch necklace lays close to the heart.


Golden Harvest

This Wheat pattern chain is so fabulous - it just doesn't need any adornment. Just a clasp and two jumprings and it looks like you robbed a jewelry store. Attach the lobster claw clasp with a jumpring, and you can hook the lobster claw directly into the end loop of the chain, or add a jumpring to hook into, your choice.


Cheater Chainmaile

This wonderful chain has the look of chainmaile - but if you have the attention span of a gnat - like me - ooo - look, shiny. Anyway - you can whip this up quickly - just add a clasp. Chose a box clasp with a crystal or stone for a very special look, without a lot of time. Naturally - the one I used is out of stock because it has been in my stash for years. Maybe you have some like that too? I used a 2-strand clasp to attach to the two sides of the chain, but you could add jumprings to attach to a single loop clasp.

This one has been such a hit, that the bright silver version is already out of stock!! Check out the other versions before they're gone!
Antique Silver
Antique Copper
Gunmetal
And their clasps in your choice of colour.

          
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Qty: 7 s51025 Chain - 11 mm Cheater Chain Maille - Silver (foot)

(Cheater Chainmaile - check links above for other colour versions )

Price: $ 16.77
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Qty: 7 s51032 Chain - 5.5 mm Wheat - Satin Hamilton Gold (foot)

(Golden Harvest)

Price: $ 11.70
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Qty: 9 s51020 Chain - 9 x 7.5 Flattened Curb - Stainless Steel (foot)

(Man of Steel )

Price: $ 5.38
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s51051 Finding - 6 mm Open Jumpring - Stainless Steel (12)

(Man of Steel)

Price: $ 0.50
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s51050 Finding - Clasp - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Stainless SteelPrice: $ 1.06
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Qty: 1 s51050 Finding - Clasp - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Stainless Steel

(Man of Steel )

Price: $ 1.06
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Qty: 1 23440010 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Hamilton Gold

(Golden Harvest)

Price: $ 0.60
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22801026 Findings - Jumprings - 6 mm Open Round - Bright Silvertone (100)

(Cheater Chainmaile)

Price: $ 1.93
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22801012-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Goldplated (5 grams)

(Golden Harvest)

Price: $ 0.75
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Qty: 1 s49306 Sterling - Box Clasp w Swarovski - 2 Strand Rose Cut (Article 2072) - Bermuda Blue

(Cheater Chainmaile)

Price: $ 27.95
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