I don't know what exactly attracts me so much to this chain. I just find it so ... sexy? Is that totally crazy? There is something really attractive about the chain...
I found the chains in a couple different bead stores in the garment district in NYC. If anyone is interested, I'm thinking of doing a bead store review--customer service, supplies, prices, etc.
The chains are pretty pricey, I want to say average $6-9 a yard. The prices vary with the different metals-- gold is more pricey than gunmetal for example. There are also silver and bronze chains, but I passed on those since I don't really wear those colors.
From what I can see there are two variations (shown here in gunmetal):
1. Thicker, bigger and hammered/textured
2. More thin, and smooth
The thing about this chain, is that there is no way of separating it without losing a link. (Or at least, I haven't discovered a way yet).
Also, it's so easy to make different combinations with the chain! It's so decorative on it's own, that all you have to do is add a bead or two. For this pair, I'm using these pearl sheep that I bought years ago.
Chain, sheep, stars, jumprings and headpins
All you have to do is connect everything with the jumpring, and voila, finished. Simple, right? I can knock out a pair in like three minutes.
Now, on to the showcase.
And that is the end of Part 1. I had to break down the showcase because I'm out of petite hooks so I'm waiting on a package to finish the rest of the earrings.
Happy New Years everyone, I'm contemplating doing a 2012 round-up, but are you guys sick of seeing those?