DIY Necklace Extender
It’s fun to play around with necklace lengths and making a necklace extender is super easy! Here’s how:
What you’ll need: Jewellery chain (around 3-4mm width is best), a necklace clasp, jewellery pliers, jump rings (optional).
1. Decide on your length of chain. This is really up to you and the type of necklace you’re using it for. About three inches is what I chose here.
2. You can either open the chain link with jewellery pliers (having 2 sets of pliers makes this easier) or just cut right through it.
3. Attach clasp. You can use a jump ring to do this or link directly to the chain. I think a jump ring gives a nicer finish but it really doesn’t matter.
4. The end result! You can attach a small bead to the end it you like for a more professional look.
How to attach:
And now you can play with lengths!!
Here are some leftovers from previous refashions (you may recognise some of these!) I see lots of potential necklace extenders here!!
Jewellery chain, clasps and pliers are available at most craft shops and online jewellery supply sites. I’ve got a few links in my links tab. You can also buy something called extension chain which is basically a necklace extender without the clasp. Have fun!
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