An eyeglass chain is not just for older women.
Search in vain for a beautiful Brillenkette your reading glasses? The problem many, since most eyeglass chains do not look very unique. If you like to tinker and have a little patience, you can have a also itself; You then have a one-off that no one else has, and you can make them as colorful as you like it.
The materials science is important
- The crimp is a metal bead that is compressed with a pair of pliers. They jammed together the nylon thread or beading wire and thus saves you a knot. They are available in silver or gold.
- The Kaschierperle is placed over the compressed crimp and also compressed; it is also called Quetschkalotte. She looks beautiful and will hide up. At Your can then, for example, attach chain locks.
- Seed beads are the smallest beads for crafting jewelry. This is to glass beads, which are available in various colors and sizes.
To make the Brillenkette
- Measure how long the chain is to be with a measuring tape off. Given place the tape around the neck and so determine the length. At this length, you still expect to 8 cm and cut the beading wire at this altitude from.
- Take a wire end and slide it through the wire protection and the crimp bead, so that a loop. Press the crimp firmly with the flat-nose pliers.
- The supernatant wire end below the crimp bead, so the short end, cut off with the side cutter.
- Slide the Kaschierperle over the crimp and press it gently with the flat-nose pliers together.
- Now you can thread the Seed according to your color presentation. Take for example always alternating four beads in the size of 2 mm and a pearl the size of 2.6 mm. So that the whole looks better to choose for the two sizes and two different colors, for example, silver and blue.
- Are you ready to make the end of the chain as the starting first.
- Take a napkin ring and open it gently with the forceps. Insert the loop of the chain and the spectacle glasses rubber in the binding ring and plug it in again. At the other end, you do the same thing. Ready is your glasses chain.
The stones you can choose yourself
- When choosing pearls you have free choice. You can make the glasses chain, for example, with Glass Pearls, very beautiful are also Swarovski beads.
- You have the reason, the selection of very different sizes at the beads; when you shop in a store, you have an idea of the size. But there are also great online stores where you can order all the accessories.
- Explore in the same shops around, there you will find all kinds of things for crafting jewelry. The prices are not as high, but at the beads it can be expensive depending on the type well. To pay for a Swarovski pearl from about 1 euro per piece.
make a nice gift
- If you know a spectacle wearer and want this surprise with a great eyeglasses chain, this is the opportunity to tinker. It is good if you know the favorite colors of the person is.
- Very nice it is, when you customize the chain in the color of the glasses or in a color that could match the glasses very well. You might want to make the chain but also for special occasions like an evening gown, then see Polaris very nice.
Making a spectacle chain itself, is a great entry into the jewelry crafting. If you have only a project done, you might get a taste and soon your jewelry box is full of great stuff.