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Dramatic Beaded Chain Dangle Choker

By: Sandy Huntress for AllFreeJewelryMaking
Dramatic Beaded Chain Dangle Choker
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Bring a bit of drama to your evening ensemble with this Dramatic Beaded Chain Dangle Choker. Learn how to make necklaces with a mix of cascading chain and beads for a bit of edginess and femininity in one. On-trend beading projects like this mean you never have to shop at the mall again! This necklace design has such a "wow" effect but is made using such simple jewelry-making techniques. Watch and see!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypePearl

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Project TypeNecklace



  • 10 beads
  • 10 decorative head pins
  • 10-20 spacer beads
  • 20 jump rings
  • 18-inch piece of chain for necklace
  • lobster clasp
  • 21 inches chain for dangles
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters


  1. Cut 21-inch piece of chain into four 2-inch pieces, four 2 ½-inch pieces, and one 3-inch piece.
  2. Arrange beads and spacer beads on 10 decorative head pins in pattern of your choice.
  3. To make each head pin into a dangle, use chain nose pliers to grasp wire just at point where it exits last bead. Bend wire at 90-degree angle.  
  4. Grasp bend with round nose pliers and wrap wire around pliers as far as possible to start to make a loop. Reposition pliers to finish loop.  
  5. Use wire cutters to trim wire where it crosses beginning of loop.  
  6. Arrange lengths of chain in this pattern: 2”-2”-2 ½”-2 ½”-3”-2 ½”- 2 ½”-2”-2”
  7. Arrange bead dangles between lengths of chain, beginning and ending with a bead dangle.
  8. Attach bead dangles and lengths of chain to necklace chain with jump rings.  
  9. Attach a clasp with a jump ring to one end of chain.

    Dramatic Beaded Chain Dangle Choker


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I am not a fan of chockers but this dangle beaded one is so easy to make that I may make one for a gift. So very easy and a super great tutorial and you can change out the bead colors.Drop chains are a good fashion statement too. You can make the chains hang more to if you like. I like you can design it yourself. If you like chocker necklaces givethis a shot.

What a unique and pretty necklace. It's very easy to make and doesn't take much in the way of time or materials. The directions are smile and straight forward. Anyone should be able to following them. It wouldn't take much to be able to make a pair of pretty matching earrings.


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