Charming Chain Scrap Earrings

Most jewelry-makers have some kind of scrap jar where they keep bits & pieces of wire, oddball beads, and those funny little inch-long pieces of chain that were left over from previous necklace projects. We don’t know about you, but we here at Blue Door Beads hate throwing away anything that could potentially be used to make more fabulous jewelry. We keep our leftover scraps in a drawer rather than a jar, and the other day we decided to scrounge around in it to find our favorite bits of unusual or forgotten chain. We were inspired to make as many pairs of earrings as we could, and we like to think our finished pieces look pretty darn good. Check ’em out!

Mixing and matching chain with leather and other cords adds great texture to earrings.

Mixing and matching chain with leather, suede, or other cords adds great texture to earrings.

This fun "bubble chain" has links whose openings are big enough, you can add charms and dangles with very little effort.

This fun “bubble chain” has links whose openings are big enough to add charms and dangles with very little effort.

When you have chain that is this fun and whimsical, you don't need to add much else to make a fabulous pair of earrings!

When you have chain that is this unusual and whimsical, you don’t need to add much else to make a fabulous pair of earrings!

These two styles of chain are quite different, but since they're both made from nickel-free brass, the compliment each other.

The two styles of chain used in these earrings are quite different, but since they’re both made from nickel-free brass, they compliment each other.

We made a point to make the chain pieces slightly different lengths to add texture.

We made a point to make the chain pieces slightly different lengths to add texture.

Beads appear to "float" on beading chain, thanks to strategically placed crimp beads.

Beads appear to “float” on beading chain, thanks to strategically placed crimp beads.

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