How to Attach Wire to Chain

by Jeannie

Jeannie wants to know how to attach wire to chain, jewelry making chain that is. She said, I've finished my bead design on wire - now how do I attach it to the chain?

If you are stringing beads on beading wire, you can attach the chain to the rest of your bead design by using crimp beads and the bead stringing technique called crimping.

Here are the steps...

Step 1
String a crimp bead onto the end of the wire.

Step 2
String the end of the beading wire through the last link on the end of the jewelry making chain.

Step 3
String a the beading wire back through the crimp bead and a few of the beads you've strung.

Step 4
Now crimp the crimp bead using crimping pliers.

You can see the complete steps in this tutorial on How to Attach Clasps. Though the instructions are on attaching clasps to the end of beading wire, the process is the same for attaching chain, or most other stringing material, to beading wire.

Method 2 for Attaching Wire to Chain

If the wire you mentioned in your question is actually jewelry making wire, you can attach the chain to the end of by making wrapped wire loops.

You'll need these jewelry making pliers: wire cutters, round nose pliers and chain nose pliers.

I hope these instructions provide the answer you seek. If not, just ask a clarifying question by clicking on the link below to leave a comment.


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