What is a beading chain?
A beading chain is a slim, delicate stringing material made from different metals or metal alloy. Shop our extensive collection of beading chains at Spotlight's guaranteed low prices, with an array of different thicknesses and lengths available. Get creative with our range of high-quality beading chains today.
How can I use beading chains in my crafts?
While beading chains are predominantly associated with jewellery making, they can be used for a variety of different crafts. The only limit is your imagination. Use beading chains while dressmaking, making handbags and purses or even for crafting home decor items. It's up to you really and you can find plenty of ideas and inspiration online. Or check out one of your local Spotlight stores to see what arts and crafts classes they have available.
Which beading chain should I purchase from Spotlight?
There are a number of factors that you need to consider when choosing that perfect beading chain to complement your craft. The type of material that you use is down to personal preference, find that ideal chain to match your charm. It is suggested, however, that if you are using sterling silver components, you need to choose a sterling silver chain and not one that is silver plated.
There are various types of chains available here at Spotlight. A ball chain is composed of small metal bars, that can either be solid or hollow, and these are separated by miniature bars between each ball. A link chain, or cable chain, comes in various shapes and sizes, such as a circle, oval or rectangle. This chain is comprised of even links, created with uniformity, and it is a neat classic chain.
We also have different sizes here at Spotlight, and you should check that the size of the links is appropriate to the beads or charms that you plan on using it. Stock up on our beading chains from Spotlight today, and make sure that you are prepared for the next time creativity strikes.
How do I fasten my beading chain from Spotlight?
You can purchase both finished and unfinished chains here at Spotlight. A finished chain comes complete with a clasp and connectors so that you can use the nose pliers, which are also included in this range, to fasten the chain. Other, chains may be unfinished. This enables you to change the length and add your desired clasps and findings. If this is more in line with the finished craft you have in mind, see here for our wide range of clasps, all at our Spotlight's fabulously guaranteed low prices.
Is there anything else I should know about beading chains from Spotlight?
We would like to take the time to remind you, that our beading chains are not to be used with children under the age of 4 as they can pose a choking hazard. If you are doing crafts using beading chains with older children, please make sure that they are supervised at all times to avoid any accident or injury. A number of the metals used for these may contain traces of other metals, including, zinc, aluminium and zinc, if a potential allergic reaction is a concern for you please contact our customer service team on 1300 305 405, or pop into one of our nationwide stores today where one of our team would be happy to provide further assistance.