Figure Of 8 Chain

from Abby Hook

Figure Of 8 Chain Pattern

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Jewelry: Figure Of 8 Chain
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Jewelry

Type:

Necklace

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This is a tutorial suitable for beginners, designed to help you get to grips with wire.

Pattern Description:

This tutorial shows you how to make a simple figure of 8 chain that is ideal for using up all those little off cuts of 18 and 20 gauge wire. You can use round, half round or square wire, or a mixture to create a pattern in your chain.

The links can be used on their own, as an alternative to jump rings as they are very strong, or connected together to form a chain

This chain was born out of necessity, when one day having run out of pre-made chain and running low on wire, I turned to my scrap wire pile and came up with this. I am sure however that I am not the first to use this design.

Level: Easy
Number of pages: 7
Number of steps 10

Materials:

  • 18 and/or 20 gauge wire 3" of wire will give you approx. 1" of chain
  • Clasp of your choice (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Chain nose pliers Round nose pliers Wire cutters Marker pen Ruler/tape measure Nylon jaw pliers (optional - for straightening the wire)
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Marker pen
  • Ruler/tape measure
  • Nylon jaw pliers (optional - for straightening the wire)

About Designer

About Designer

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

My Work:


Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you see today.

I have always loved working with semi precious stones and wire, for many years I have experimented with different ways of combining the two. The jewellery on these pages have been ...

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