Tiny Chain Link Fix
by Susan LeGuyader
If you're using very small chain in your designs, sometimes you can't fit findings into it. Here's how I remedied that.
Instructions
I bought the prettiest, daintiest silver chain the other day, 1.3mm oval chain to be exact.
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
I decided to use it for a pair of earrings that I was making. The trouble I ran into was that the chain WOULD NOT FIT on my 20g ear wire.
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
I'm racking my brain to figure out how to use the chain AND attach to my ear wire. I thought I was going to have to transition with another jump ring, however I thought that would ruin the integrity of the earrings.

I realized that the little oval chain need to have a round link on the end. I found my smallest round nose pliers and slid the last link of the chain onto it. And since this is a fine chain, I used my thumbnail to slide it down and round out the link.
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
It worked like a charm. If you don't have super fine round nose pliers, you can use a T-pin or something along those lines.
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix
After that, the last chain like fit on the ear wire and my design was saved! Sometimes the simplest solutions turn out the best.
Susan LeGuyader's Tiny Chain Link Fix - , General Education, , tiny chain link fix

Materials

Gold Filled Cable Chain 1.0mm - 10 Feet
C4-119U
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $38.80
  • Gold Club Price: $29.10
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Tools

Lindstrom Supreme Round Nose Pliers
G2-7590
  • G2-7590
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education