chain-linked polymer smileys necklace

we created this unique "chain" by wire-wrapping polymer clay beads together, creating links that hold the necklace together. however, what's really special about this necklace is the finishing touch added to the clasp. at the end of the necklace, instead of simply wire-wrapping one jump ring, we opted to use two heavy duty jump rings, connected with a wire-wrapped mother of pearl star bead. of course, any bead could take the place of the star, or a necklace the complete reverse of this design could be created, etc.

this piece can be worn as shown, or backwards, so that the decorative clasp accessories are more easily admired by passers by. 

for an in-depth wire-wrapping/chain linking tutorial, click here.


products used:

10mm Rainbow Smiley Face Polymer Clay Strand (we didn't even use the whole strand!)

11mm Mother of Pearl Star Bead Pack

12mm Shiny Gold Heavy Duty Jump Ring Pack

12mm Shiny Gold Lobster Claw Clasp Pack

22G Non-Tarnish Gold Wire

Round Nose Pliers

Designer Wire Cutters






start here:




mad skills:

how to tie off stretchy bracelets

how to wire-wrap


inspo, etc:

white hot collection

island getaway

denim edit


related products:

pearl + shell strands

polymer clay strands

loose beads

clasps + jump rings



Tags: wire-wrapped