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    Red face Beaded chain help :)

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    Newbie here, hi all!
    I'm keen to make the on trend beaded silver bead chain, it looks pretty simple (maybe wrong) but wanted a little guidance into what beads and chain would be most suitable?

    Thank you!

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    I would start with a sturdy loose chain, such as Cooksons Prince of Wales rope. Then choose some two-hole silver beads, enlarging the holes if necessary, and add them at measured intervals. They can be tacked in place with tiny amounts of easy solder.
    Use a soft flame in a darkened work area to avoid overheating the chain. Dennis

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    Great thanks for your help Dennis!
    I was a little nervous about the 2 hole beads as the cooksongold catalogue mentioned they were not suitable for soldiering?

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    These are what I had in mind: https://www.cooksongold.com/Beads/St...ads&channel=uk

    Your chain is likely to be about 2.0mm thick, so the holes will need reaming out

    Obviously they can be collapsed if overheated, hence my caution. Dennis.

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    Will give this a try, thank you!

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