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How to Use an Extender Chain

Customize Necklace Length with an Extender

designed by Artbeads
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueChain & Jump Rings
Time1-3 hours
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Have you ever made a necklace that is just a couple of inches too short for the wearer and you have to remake the whole thing? Or tried to guess what size to make a choker or bracelet for a gift. No fun! Extender chains are the simple answer to these dilemmas, and couldn't be easier to use. Following are three examples of how to use extender chains.

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German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
2-2.5-inch Sterling Silver Extender With Puffed Heart Bead
Code SS-EXT05
Material Sterling Silver .925 Longest Link 3.0 - 3.9mm Link Style Closed Links
1 $3.67
3 $3.29
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