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Beadwork Kit

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Back on the Chain

A trio of decorative chains that may be worn together or one at a time. Comes in four beautiful color options:

Tanzanite/Amethyst, Sage Green, Sapphire Blue, and Silver Hematite.




In this necklace set by Melanie, you have an all-new gang of chains.  Revisiting the "layered chain look" that inspired the original Chain Gang necklace set,  this trio of decorative chains can be worn together or each separately.  This newest collection of chains is a sequel that takes on a bolder character.


The Longest Chain

The longest chain is a series of hexagons stitched to a length long enough to slip-on around the neck and terminates into a three-dimensional Matchbox tassel.  This tassel is embellished with scrollwork and faceted elongated beads dangling as fringe which are attached inside the finial. There is a square stone bezel as well topping off the tassel and a nice transition to the necklace strap. Worn by itself this main chain with the tassel is elegant and can work with any part of your wardrobe selection.

The Middle Chain

The middle length chain marries tubular peyote and chevron chain to create a repeated pattern decorated with laser cut disks for sparkly ornamentation. 


The Shortest Chain

The shortest chain is a bejeweled tube and terminates with end caps and a clasp featuring a faceted square stone with ornamental ties.

3 in 1 Design

One of the great features about beading this gang of chains is that you have a number of different projects to bead in one kit.  You can experience 3 in one as you go through each of the chains.  The other great feature of course is that you can wear them as you finish!  What greater joy than being able to wear something from a design as you are finishing the whole set!  Wear it as you finish!


Kit Details

The instructions are one of Melanie's finest fully illustrated color directions.  She takes you through each step of making the chains.  You will get some unusual beads in the kit as well that were lovingly hunted down for you by Melanie in to make this design. In addition, you can avail yourself of our excellent customer service if you have any questions while making this piece!

Skill Level: Intermediate

It is good to have previous knowledge of:



Tubular Peyote

Chevron Chain

Each beadwork kit includes:

  • 4 colors of 11/0 Japanese seed beads

  • 3 colors of 15/0 Japanese seed beads

  • 1 color of 11/0 Japanese cylinder beads

  • 4mm Laser Cut Disks

  • Faceted Crystal Rice Beads

  • Faceted Rondelle Beads

  • Beading needles

  • Toothpick

  • 1 bobbin of OneG thread

  • 1 handy carrying case

  • Full color instructions with illustrations and a picture of the completed beadwork

Dimensions of Pieces (Chain lengths):

Longest: 28”

Middle: 23”

Shortest: 18”

4 Beautiful Colors

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