Chain Lavaliere Necklace

By on August 28, 2015
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Tip for August 28th, 2015

Chain Lavaliere

by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

Today I thought I’d give you a quick and fun tip on how to use chain to make a beautiful Lavaliere Chain necklace. Take a look at this easy to make example by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong!


Chain Lavaliere

Designed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

I love to play with chain!  This basic necklace is easy to make, just attach a lobster claw clasp to one end of a 20-inch length of chain and only a headpin charm to the other. Note: A jump ring is not needed here because the clasp will fit into the chains’ links.  

To style it into a lavaliere, attach a white sapphire pendant to the center and add two chain festoons with jump rings.

The balance is achieved by adding a headpin charm to each side of the festoons.  Simple elegance!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple tutorial about making an elegant Chain Lavaliere! If you haven’t signed up to receive our FREE Patterns yet – CLICK HERE!

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One Comment

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    Judi Morningstar

    September 14, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I’d love to get into using chains for necklaces but have had one or two bad experiences with chain that I thought was good quality when I bought it but turned dark when I wore it. Copper and other metals turn color quickly on my skin so I think I’m ‘one of those’ people who are hard on metals :</ I end up using leather or cording which looks nice but is more casual and I'd like to make a few dressier necklaces. Any tips on how to tell the quality of chain – silver plate, copper, etc?