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Chain Stä

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Sale Price: $10.39
Price: $12.99


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(4.5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews)

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Chain Stä
This is the one tool every beader should have! Chain Stä allows you to securely clamp your chain in place while you attach charms and beads so that your design is precise and beautiful every time!

Note: Necklace and beading materials in the picture are for demonstrative purposes and are NOT included with the Chain Stä set. Simple assembly required.


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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Rebecca
verified customer
Very useful toolJuly 6, 2014
I've used this on two projects so far and it works amazingly well. My only concerns are that the two spikes on top might break off quite easily and that it cannot be taken apart for easier storage. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars. I don't think that it should be so hard to redesign.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Margaret
verified customer
chain staFebruary 23, 2014
very useful



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Icasalino
verified customer
Chain staFebruary 7, 2014
This product is wonderful for me as it gives me that extra hand that i need when adding drops,etc. love it!



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: betsyk
verified customer
very helpfulDecember 21, 2013
I would give it 5 stars if it were well-made. Alas, it is not. It is fine right now, and as long as nobody steps on it or drops it, it should be fine, but it's not as stable as I'd like.

On the other hand, making a charm bracelet is sooooo much easier with one of these.




3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: karascustomcreations
verified customer
Such a helpful tool!October 23, 2013
this tool makes it so much easier to make my bracelets $ things. its awesome!



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: kath61
verified customer
Really greatAugust 2, 2013
This is perfect to use! I can't believe I didn't have one of these sooner. So much easier to work with chain for bracelets and necklaces.



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Tracy01
verified customer
Great!April 2, 2013
This works like a charm, love it! Makes beading a whole lot easier and saves time. Would be nice if it came in more colors. ;-)



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: creativemind
verified customer
helpful toolMay 21, 2012
The Chain Sta is a helpful tool easy to put together, easy to use. I wish it was longer to hold more chain then the 8 inches it holds between the two poles and I also would improve the design with a weighted bottom so it would not move while I'm using it. I use a G clamp and attach it to my work table, so it's stays in one place.



7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Deedee757
verified customer
Great IdeaFebruary 6, 2012
The item is a great idea but easily slides around and falls over. I modified mine with suction cups on the bottom and now it sticks to the table top and works great. The little clips on the top hold the string/wire very tightly with no slippage. I would definitely buy it again.



9 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Caro
verified customer
This is even handier than I expected!September 21, 2011
I'm so glad I bought this product. Now that I have it, I would not be without it.

I gave it 4 for quality rather than 5 because while it is beautifully made, I find it a bit light. I feel that if it had a heavier base it would be more stable and even more useful.

Having said that - I just love it! I use the little indentation in the base as a storage space for beads and jump rings I'm working with...I even store jump rings on the two little spikes at the top of each post!

My best feature is the two 'clamps' which don't just work as clamps...they also have the little spikes so you can drape your chain if you don't want to clamp it. I also use these clamps for holding items off the surface while my resin is drying.

It's also great for photographing pendants. If you want to get the effect that the pendant is just hanging in the air. (Obviously I crop the posts out of the picture).

I have found so many uses for this tool, but oddly enough I seldom use it for its real purpose - attaching charms. I prefer to do that on a flat surface.




7 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: LynnZee
verified customer
My Third & Fourth Hand!August 29, 2011
Great for those of us who are not the most coordinated. Makes stringing and assembling so much easier.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Beee
verified customer
My Awesome Helping HadJuly 5, 2011
Who said three is a crowd. Having the Chain Sta is like having a third hand and that sure comes in handing...not just with beading crafts, but all crafts.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Zelle
verified customer
Very HelpfulMay 26, 2011
I finally used my new chain sta to work on a chain necklace. It was a big help keeping the chain straight so I could add beads to the links. It felt sturdy and kept the chain from moving so I could place the beads where I wanted. I would definitely recommend this item. Wish I would have discovered it sooner and can't wait to use it again.



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: AntiqueWorks
verified customer
Sturdy, does the job!May 26, 2011
I ordered this hoping it would be sturdy enough to hold chains of varying weight without turning over, and sure enough, the Chain Sta does the job. The clips firmly clasp the chain without marring it, and I can add dangles and other things without worrying that I'm going to tip over the Chain Sta if I accidentally hit or pull too hard on the project at hand. It's a great little gadget that has a permanent place on my work table now!



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: knauffgal
verified customer
Chain StaApril 19, 2011
This little tool really came in handy when I was working on a necklace for a friend. It left my hands free to work while it held my chain in place. I wish I had had one sooner. And the quality of Art Beads products never disappoints me.



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: SpayNeuterAdvocate
verified customer
Too bad it didn't lastApril 3, 2011
I like using this product and find it comes in handy. Unfortunately it is plastic and does not hold up over time. Mine was only lightly used and had been sitting on a shelf for a month or so, when one of the jaws came apart. The problem is that the plastic is not strong enough to hold up to the constant tension from the springs and it cracked right where the screw that holds the tension spring is inserted into the jaw. I wouldn't recommmend this item unless they do something to improve the quality.



15 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: JanedeLyon
verified customer
Love the Chain StaMarch 30, 2011
Easy to assemble, easy to use, using it often! Very satisfied with the product.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: soapybeader
verified customer
Add charms with ease.January 16, 2011
Chain stand is an excellent aid for attaching charms to chain bracelets or necklaces.



1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: 4dogscats
verified customer
What a great idea..December 14, 2010
I am beading snowflake ornaments for gifts,and was having problems holding onto the wire frame,and trying to put beads on.This is perfect.
The clamps hold the frames tight,and I can use both hands.




1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: MichelleH
verified customer
Chain StayOctober 8, 2010
Oh My, Oh My, Why didn't I find this item a long time ago. This is the handiest tool ever. It makes making chain bracelets and neckaces so much easier. I have had no problems with the base.

I just wish I could disconnect the legs again for easier transportation.




1 person found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: dolphinlover
verified customer
chain staOctober 5, 2010
I like the chain sta. It is stable when working with chains while adding charms or stones, etc.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: 3dogmom
verified customer
Should have bought this sooner!September 4, 2010
Great tool for bracelets and necklaces. So easy to add components,dangles etc. without having to pick your project up and down dozens of times. Also easy to flip around to work both sides of a chain. I have also used it when making earrings..just hand them from the chain that remains tight while you are working. Great tool!!



6 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: None123A
verified customer
Excellent designAugust 16, 2010
I couldn't ask for anything better. I 'm planning on getting couple more later on has I do alot of charm bracelet & necklaces. It just the right size to hold a chain. I give The Chain Sta A+



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: AJDesigns
verified customer
Chain StaMay 13, 2010
Love my chain sta, wish I had purchased it earlier. I've seen them before and the price was definitely right. It's easy to use and store.



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: wchick
verified customer
A Saggy Solution!May 3, 2010
For anyone who doesn't have a pet octopus around to hold their chains, this is the perfect solution to a task which requires multiple hands! The Chain Sta saves time because there's no juggling and positioning the project for visibility and stability while placing attachments. No more hand cramps! And unlike a buddy, it never gets bored holding the chain still while you work. Easy to assemble, lightweight portability, and very affordable. This is such a useful tool, allowing you to create beautiful things quickly and painlessly.



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Jennifer
verified customer
Where have you been all my lifeMay 10, 2009
Just made a charm bracelet with lampwork glass animals using chain sta and I can't believe how much EASIER it was to do with this device. It made placement of the beads so much easier, and I wasn't constantly trying to figure out if I had the chain straight before putting on the next bead. I just hung paperclips on the chain to test spacing, etc. I think it saved me a lot of time. I haven't tested it for durability over the long haul, but my first impression is that its durable. The price is good too, and with free shipping, you can't beat it!



8 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  1
Posted By: Vicki
verified customer
light weightMarch 2, 2009
Great concept. Light weight base, tips very easily. When snapped it together as instructed the plastic broke and was unable to use it.Dear Vicki, We have tested the Chain Sta and were unable to duplicate the problem you had. It is possible that you received a defective one. Please feel free to send that one back to us for an exchange.



11 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Dania
verified customer
ExcellentMarch 4, 2008
Excellent product!



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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Rory
verified customer
Chain StaAugust 7, 2007
Wonderful help with adding charms and dangles to chain, but needs a heavier base. Still, a valuable addition to my jewelers bench!



2 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Kathy
verified customer
Chain StationJune 5, 2007
Great item however I do wish the bottom were heavier. It tends to tip over when working on really loaded bracelets. I handle this by setting a heavy item on the base. Still a great bargain!



3 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  4
Posted By: Stacey R.
verified customer
Great concept, too lightweight.May 16, 2007
I love the concept and it is exactly what I was looking for, however, because it is made of lightweight plastic, it is not very stable. I would like to see a heavier design, perhaps of metal or with a metal base.



4 people found this review helpful

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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Julie B
verified customer
Chain StaApril 9, 2007
This is an excellent product. I have two of these Chain Stas and this helps me when I am working on more than one beading project. I recommend the Chain Sta for any person that beads.



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Overall rating:  5
Posted By: Diane S.
verified customer
Chain StaOctober 15, 2006
Great product. Keeps chain from rolling when wire wrapping. Saves a bunch of time and frustration. Wonderful for making charm bracelets and necklaces!



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