I recently constructed a short new-to-me peacock chain using Argentium wire instead of fine silver. Since I did not want to use it in any of my current projects, I decided instead to finish the ends and give it away. Many times findings are attached to chain ends with jump rings and called done. A chain will look a little more professional, however, if the chain ends are finished in some manner. It is even better when the chain end cover relates to the chain design. Since my chain featured a balled wire end in each link, that was my design idea starting point.
I found two cord ends found in my stash that would work with the chain but did not really tie in with the design of the chain. The cord end on the left from wirejewelry.com is one I use all the time on many of my hand made chain ends. Years ago I ordered quite a few of the ones on the right from a different vendor not realizing that both ends were open, meaning a chain or cord end would always show no matter if it was glued or soldered in place. They had not been used often because of this but there was now an opportunity for a creative solution to the problem. Note: Both these cord ends feature a center ring that can be pinched/squished tightly against a leather or fiber cord to hold it in place. Most people use a bit of glue to further secure the cord when using the cord end in this manner.