How do I end a multi-strand necklace using stringing (aka beading) chain?

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Brenda_md wrote
on Sep 22, 2013 11:00 AM

I have 1mm stringing chain (not chain made of 1mm links).  I know I can use end crimps on this chain that have an inner diameter of 1.2mm to 1.5mm for a single strand necklace.  However, I would like to make a multiple strand necklace using this 1mm stringing chain.  What do I use to secure the three strands of chain together at the end of the necklace?  Do I use an end crimp that has an inner diameter large enough to accommodate all three strands of chain and crimp it or would I use a fold over end crimp?

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Kelsy_C wrote
on Sep 24, 2013 12:11 PM

I would probably do each strand separately and then connect them with a jump ring.  I would worry that using one larger crimp for all three strands wouldn't hold as securely.  

Kelsy

 

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Brenda_md wrote
on Oct 25, 2013 7:14 AM

Thanks for your reply Kelsy, that is what I will do (sorry I am late in responding back)..

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beadinstyle wrote
on Oct 25, 2013 5:34 PM

I dislike metal on metal crimping, I think it isn't secure. But I have to repair so many necklaces with a metal crimp over beading chain - I add a dab of glue inside the crimp.

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Brenda_md wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 7:21 AM

Thanks for the glue tip, I will be sure to use it when crimping.

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