Nope, it's not what you're thinking. For this challenge, not only do you have to use chain in your design, but you have to make the chain. Yep, I said make the chain - no factory made, store bought chain may be used. However, I do not care what materials or techniques you use to make the chain. Let your imaginations run wild!
Also, while we're all here. The last couple of challenges, the results have been posted over at Show and Tell rather than here in the challenge thread. I'd like to know if you would prefer to continue doing that or if you'd like to keep them here in this thread.
Look forward to seeing your designs which are due by June 30 (although, if you are a few days late, no one will mind).
Last Edit: May 4, 2020 10:24:33 GMT -6 by DawninCal
That's fine with me ... chain making not so much. I never made a real chain except one of those 8 type thingies, and because I knew I wouldn't able to make identical 8s, I used my artistic freedom and made them all completey different Also I can't do as beautiful loops as you can, Dawn. This is definitely a challenge!
I found this small moonstone cab in my stash, it was one of my very first ones and used to be in a wire crochet bezel. I was not happy with the color I chose for it, though, and I didn't like the idea of wire crochet because it really is small and that's not easy to do without hiding too much of the stone.
So instead I bead embroidered a pendant from it. I hadn't thought of a chain for it, but when I was on YouTube, I got the recommendation for a video on two bead spiral Herringbone, and the dainty look was just perfect for it. I used clear and silver lined clear beads for the rope to enhance the icy look.
It's dark and I can't get a good photo of the whole necklace right now, but I'll post one later. For now you'll get this (in case I forget to add another one ).
That YouTube recommendation was such a coincidence (unless you believe Google was in my head again, I hope they cleared up the cobwebs). I thought I'd try a wire chain as well, but at the moment I don't think I have the motivation for it because the dolls are calling me.
I made figure eight links out of copper wire and put seed beads in the middle of each link for color. I had these cute glass hearts and used them as the focal for these summery anklets.
For this pink heart, I did also made figure eights, out of sterling silver this time, with pink glass beads for a touch of color. I attached the links to short pieces of stainless steel chain. I'm not sure that using chain in a chain challenge really counts, but here it is.