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Chain reaction charm necklace

With pre-made charms, you’ve got a “make it today, wear it tonight” project.

 Two chain styles and an assortment of charms and washers combine in a necklace with an industrial edge. At 30 in. (76 cm) long, you can slip it over your head, eliminating the need for a clasp. 


necklace 30 in. (76 cm)

  • 3 charms with split rings (Industrial Chic™, 148776, 148813, and 148784)
  • 12 6 mm washers (Industrial Chic, 148828)
  • 24 in. (61 cm) copper round-and-flat-link chain (Industrial Chic, 149541) 
  • 18 in. (46 cm) bronze twisted cable chain (Industrial Chic, 149547)
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • wire cutters

This project used Industrial Chic brand components, but substitute in your own choices to suit your own unique style!



Chain reaction detail
Chain reaction full necklace

1. Cut a 24-in. (61 cm) piece of copper chain with a flat link on one end and a round link on the other end. Open the end round link as if it were a jump ring, attach it to the flat link on the other end, and close the link.

2. To make the pendant, attach the charms in the order shown using the split rings provided with the charms. Attach the top charm to a round link of the chain.

3. Cut a 15-in. (38 cm) piece of bronze chain. Open the last link on one end, attach it to the fifth round link from the pendant, and close the link. Repeat on the other side of the pendant with the remaining end link.

4. Open and remove a chain link from the leftover bronze chain, and string a washer on the link. Attach the link to a round link adjacent to the pendant, and close the link. Repeat to add a total of six dangles on each side of the pendant.

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