I don't usually use chain in my projects but a very good friend has asked me to make a few necklaces for the teens in a program she runs and she's indicated that they would be more likely to wear a metal chain necklace than a fully beaded one (my normal choice).
I've been looking around online for possible suppliers and am a bit ovewhelmed with the choices and lack of description on some of the sites I use.
Here's where I need help.
I need chain that I can add custom clasps to with jump rings (unfinished chain).
It should also be a thin chain.im attaching custom charms that are high impact but tiny.
I'd like it to be as allergen free as possible and tarnish free.
I thought of using sterling silver but my friend wants to keep the cost down and possible have me teach the girls how to make their own later this summer, so sterling would be a bit high end for that.
I've had horrible experiences with chain from the retail stores in my area.
Where do you get your chain? What sort of chain would you recommend?
Thanks for any suggestions,