February 16, 2014

How to Finish Necklaces the Pro Way

As with most things in life it’s the finishing touches that can really make a difference. Adding extension chain to your DIY necklaces give them a professional quality that will make your jewellery stand out! You can buy extension chains ready made but making your own is easy, cheap and customisable. You can change the length of the chain and the bead at the end to complement the rest of the necklace.

And if you’re wondering about the necklace I’ll be posting a DIY to make this baby later on this week so follow Fall For DIY on Bloglovin (or some of the other links at the end of this post) to keep in touch!


1. Attach your end bead to a small section of chain using a jump ring.

2. Attach a jump ring to your lobster clasp.

3. Attach both ends to the chains of your necklace.

Well, that was easy! To find out how to complete some of the other techniques in this post check out our HOW TO page for links


Fall For DIY how to finish necklaces professionally

2 thoughts on “How to Finish Necklaces the Pro Way

  1. Gia

    Is the end bead necessary? I purchased everything but the end bead, and i was wondering if i could still make a necklace. Also where/ what did you use to create your website? I’ve been looking into some but I haven’t found one right for me yet. And if you could, can you give me some recommendations?
    – Thank You.

    1. fran Post author

      Hey Gia!

      The end bead is not a necessity. It’s just there to weigh down that little bit of extension chain. You could also use a drop bead like this one with a jump ring or one with a hole from top to bottom like this one with a headpin.

      You can also get the classic extender teardrop beads from here

      If you want to know more my about jewellery making my ecourse is still only £10/$16 (60% off) for one more week. You can find out more info on that here

      I hope that helps!

      Thanks for reading :) xxx


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