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« on: June 10, 2012 04:44:09 AM »

Hi all,

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,
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012 07:56:36 PM »

Do you have a specific color, material, link shape, or size you're looking for? Chain seems to be so hit or miss in terms of quality, I definitely agree with you there.
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012 06:29:34 AM »

Stainless steel could be the way to go,
take a look at these and think it over.
http://www.houseofgems.com/stainless-steel-chains.aspx
http://www.chaingallery.com/Stainless-Steel-chain_c_32.html

It definitely fits the bill for both price and for wear/tarnish resistance.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012 04:50:58 AM »

I'm pretty open to the size and color . Stainless is what I think we will use. I just had a meeting with my friend and we're ordering some samples.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012 04:15:28 PM »

Stainless steel is a very good choice, but you also can buy various sizes of chain which most are silver plated and some are silver (just have to look at package) at craft shops like A. C. Moore, Michaels and I have used them in my jewelry making and never had one to tarnish.  Hope this helps, also.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012 05:53:32 AM »

The other reason I pointed out stainless is that it is dirt cheap if you look around, in addition most of it is hypoallergenic as the nickel content is minimal and very tightly bound in the atomic structure of the alloy and mostly non-reactive.

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