DIY Tutorial: Mixed Chain Necklace – Operation Overhaul

DIY Tutorial: Mixed Chain Necklace

August 7, 2012

This has been lurking in my sketchbook for awhile now, glad that I finally got around to buying all the chains to do it. Though during which, I have also bought a whole lot more chains than I needed. After wearing it out for a couple of days, I’ve decided that I shall go on a hunt for chunky charms to add to this. Till then, I’ll share this basic tutorial first :>


  • A variety of chains in gold (or any other colour you prefer)
  • Leather Ribbon
  • Jump Rings
  • Pliers
  • Needle & Thread

1. Loop leather ribbon through one end of the chain. My chain was approximately 25cm long.

2. Sew leather ribbon together to make a secured loop.

3. Repeat on opposite end.

4. Attach more chains with jump rings. Vary the length of chains to create a nice gradation.

5. Repeat step four on opposite end.

6. Add as many chains as you want, or you can add charms/pearls/studs to make it unique to your personal style!

Enjoy! x

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  • Reply Agy of Green Issues August 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Lovely tute. What type of needle did you use for sewing the leather? I’ve always had problems with this and end up either breaking my needles or sore fingers :-(

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      Reply Ros C. August 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Hi Agy!
      I used thickest needle I could find in the needle set. Otherwise, you could try looking for a leather needle that’s a lot stronger than your usual ones :)

  • Reply roanne August 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    hey where did you get the chains from?

    which craft store of Singapore/ :)

    • mm
      Reply Ros C. August 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Hi, you can get them at Brighton, People’s Park Complex Food Center, 32 New Market Road, #02-1160

  • Reply zen September 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I love mixing chain and fabric/ leather :)

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