You've been asking for it so here it is: mask and sunglass chains. Beware, not only do these chains do a good job of keeping your hands and pockets free, they're extremely addicting to make. Plus, they're a great way to use up all those left over beads from previous DIYs. Have fun . . . and be happy!
For mask chain
FOR SUNGLASS CHAIN
I'm using a no.8 sized silk stringing cord for this - I think it's a thin enough while still feeling substantial. I also like using wire guardians here even though I'm using string. I think it just add another layer of protection for your cord. These will get more wear and tear than say, a necklace so the more you can reinforce them, the better. Start by unraveling the silk thread and stretching it out.
Start by threading the cord through a crimp bead. Then thread the cord through one side of the wire guardian and back down the other side.
Slide a eyeglass chain end onto the guardian. Pull the cord tight and flush against the top of the wire guardian.
Slide the other side of the cord through the crimp bead. Push the crimp bead against the base of the wire guardian and use the bottom part of the crimp tool to crimp the tube. After you've created the initial crimp, use top chamber of the crimp tool to fold that crimp in half. If you don't have a crimp tool, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to squeeze the crimp tube closed.
Trim the excess cord and start threading.
The process is the same for the mask chain, except here we're using large lobster clasps instead of eyeglass chain ends.
The clasp size will depend on the straps of your mask. I'm using a 20mm lobster clasp here but you can get one as small as 15mm or as large as 27mm. Just beware when going larger as it will add more weight.
To make the happy face daisies, thread on 7 8/0 seed beads and then a 6mm happy face bead.
Take the needle and thread it through the 1st seed bead, towards the start of your chain. Pull tight.
Then add 5 more seed beads. Then, take the needle and thread it through the last seed bead, right before your center bead. This should be going in the direction opposite of the start of the bracelet. Pull tight.
Continue adding beads and happy daisies! Be sure to measure the chain before deciding to end it. You'll want your sunglass and/or mask chain to be quite long. My mask chain is about 26" and my sunglass chain is about 30". To finish, side on a crimp bead and then a wire guardian.
Slide another lobster clasp onto the wire guardian and thread the cord through the crimp bead again. Crimp and trim.
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