Bead Chain Benefits
Bead jewelry making can never be complete without the use of a beading thread, and this includes different types of threads being used by artisans today. See types of bead stringing threads in this article. However, mankind has been quick to discover the use of bead chain for accessory, and it has been widely used by people all over the world.
Some customers prefer this material in exchange for nylon because of its quality and durability, though expensive at times. Bead chains are a good element for bead jewelry specially because they are already plated with silver or gold, some chains actually are made of sterling silver and 14 karat gold too. So that would really add up to the glamour of your beaded jewelry.
Plus, you will not worry about breaking and damaging your chain because it is strong and sturdy enough to hold heavyweight pieces like gemstones and metal beads, or rough-edged and abrasive beads like bugle beads, lampwork beads, and even metal beads as well. So what’s really important is that bead chains compliments any given beads, charms, and findings.
What To Consider When Buying Beading Chains
It is important however that you know the size and shape, and weight of your beads when you choose your beading chains. If you have a lightweight material like ceramic beads for example, you can opt to use this 0.5mm sterling silver bead chain to hold your beads together.
And for heavy duty beads like your lampwork beads or any type of glass beads, depending on the color you love, you can have this 5×3.5mm gold-plated brass chain which is perfect for long necklaces with extravagant lampwork glass beads.
Where To Buy Beading Chains
The best online store to purchase your beading chains is through Fire Mountain Gems Chains section where almost every finish of silver and gold is available. There are also base metals like copper and brass, aluminum and steel chains, gold-filled unfinished chains and more!
How To Use Bead Chain
Using bead chainscan bring certain style on whatever piece of jewelry you are making, the classic silver and gold chain can never be wrong when it comes to colors and designs for your necklaces and bracelets, even for earrings.
Here’s a YouTube video on how to use bead chain in making a necklace and earring set.
Take note that the beads and crimping ends just blend well with the bead chain that was used giving it a more sophisticated look.
Beading chains can be worn as it is with no embellishments, or with pendants, charms, and beads that will make it all together shine as a unique piece of jewelry. So what are you waiting for? Make that first jewelry using bead chain now!