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Parallel Chain Neckdrape

Sep 12, 2008
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Designer: Barbara Hance
Published: September 12, 2008
Technique: Chain Maille

This gold and silver necklace was inspired by Stephanie Everett’s tutorial of the two-toned parallel chain bracelet. A customer of mine bought the bracelet, and asked for a necklace to match. This project is from Step by Step Wire Jewelry. This project will be free for a limited time.

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on Sep 12, 2008 1:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful necklace......I love Chain Maille.  Great design. Cant wait to make it....!!

on Sep 12, 2008 1:40 PM

Love this project, Thanks for making it free!!!

BevC@9 wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 1:43 PM

Nice pattern. I lover Parallel Chain.

Janice Papa wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 3:19 PM

Since you have changed to AOL I can no longer get the instructions for your free projects.  It downloads, but I cannot access it at all. AOL will not let me in, nor willit allow me to download Adobe reader. I just have dial up but missall the new projects now.....Janice @ cmpnnpp@Yahoo

ngelaR wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 3:55 PM

I loved to learn this pattern.

Jeannine@11 wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 8:21 PM

I am going to try this one, it's very nice

Thank you,


Hayley@11 wrote
on Sep 12, 2008 8:58 PM

I had fun making this pattern, but how does the cord attach?

DeborahN@7 wrote
on Sep 13, 2008 12:40 AM

Thankyou for making this available :)

Cheers from the Land Down Under - Deb

TubaishiR wrote
on Sep 13, 2008 1:24 AM

its pretty good

on Sep 13, 2008 12:57 PM


Serà mi pròximo trabajo.


Mary@520 wrote
on Sep 13, 2008 7:08 PM

I hope the directions are real clear because it really great looking design.

Wish me luck.

PattyP@15 wrote
on Sep 13, 2008 7:28 PM

will attempt it. my first chain parallel

can't wait!

Bev Chapman wrote
on Sep 15, 2008 8:38 AM

I can't wait to try this

SandieB@4 wrote
on Sep 15, 2008 2:11 PM

Great looking design!  I've never followed a chain pattern.  Sandie B.

LaceyJ1204 wrote
on Sep 15, 2008 4:25 PM

I have very recently become a chain maille nut!!  I love all things chain maille.  I've made several different things that have turned out beautifully.  Can't wait to try this one and see how it goes.  I will probably not put it on the leather cord though.  I will probably put it on a simple European 6 in 1 chain or something similar.

Linda@632 wrote
on Sep 16, 2008 9:31 AM

can't wait to try it

JuliaK@14 wrote
on Sep 19, 2008 6:45 PM

Looks very exotic-

AnnaC@17 wrote
on Sep 23, 2008 7:42 PM

thank you so much, I love wire work specially chain maille.  I hope I can make it.

SusanH@155 wrote
on Sep 26, 2008 10:15 AM


I made this project and it turned out great! Thanks for detailed instructions, this was my first attempt at chain maille and it was easy!

One question: How do I finish the cord? I couldn't tell if there was a clasp and there weren't any clear instructions for how to finish the cord.


SueS@97 wrote
on Sep 28, 2008 6:04 PM

So glad I found your chain necklace as I saw it in the magazine, and hoped to find it.

LaurenA@16 wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 5:20 PM

Thank you for making the chainmialle project free!

LaurenA@16 wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 5:21 PM

Found this in Wire Jewelry Magazine Fall 2008

lilfern wrote
on Oct 6, 2008 11:02 AM

I tried to download this file and could not do it.  I would love to be able to make this though

AloraM wrote
on Oct 8, 2008 3:22 AM

Love this design. I have made parallel chain bracelets, but never a necklace. Can't wait to make and wear!

MelissaF@21 wrote
on Jan 5, 2009 9:17 AM
I made this necklace but I used red and green wire for Christmas. It turned out georgeous. I am going to try to find orange and brown for the fall.
CourtneyD@7 wrote
on Jan 9, 2009 12:35 PM
Love this design, I just started making chain maille jewelry so I willd defanitely try this out........looks kinda complicated. I'll let you know how I make out. Thanks for the free project.
EunissaY wrote
on Jan 13, 2009 6:40 AM
I love this design. I made it shortly after it was published. It was easy to make. I embelished it a little by adding a small gold cross charm to the point. I have gotten numerous compliments. Thank you for the free project!
on Feb 2, 2009 12:12 PM
Lovely necklace! This will be my first attempt at chain mailing! The instructions make it look simple! Wish me luck!
EshantieS wrote
on Feb 15, 2009 5:46 AM
This will be my first attempt at chain maille I am 3 months into off loom beading and bout 3 weeks into wire work. I love the idea of making everything, and that it can look so precious. A couple of the previous comments where using 2 bright colours for the links and adding a charm/amulet at the point of the V gives me good ideas.3-4 years ago I taught myself how to crochet from books and the net which led me to firstly beads and then wire crochet jewellery. I am looking forward to see where the next 3 years of,wire,bead,fibre working designing leads me. Without these wonderful websites with masses of free and the most part easy to acces and unserstand information.
on Jun 3, 2009 1:27 PM
This is the necklace I've been looking for so long. I have a simple black dress with a low neckline. The dress is a plain Jane and I needed something to add a little complexity to it. This necklace is awesome and perfect. I think it could be worn with anything from dressy to jeans. I can't wait to get my rings and an afternoon to play in maille. Thank you whoever designed this wonderful necklace. I like the idea of adding a small celtic cross to the end of it. It's perfect! Karen