Hi Roz! It's pretty simple, just cut your wire into the size you want your links to be and make an s shaped bend in both ends, open them as you would a jump ring and close snugly. Grip the whole link a few times w your flat pliers to work harden it, but as these links are not soldered, the chain is not up to being pulled or it will break. I just looked up making your own chain from wire on Google and you'll find actual instructions. Thanks.. It was a lot of fun to make something from scratch.. I hope you make your own too!