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Chain is popular this year. Lots of it. Sometimes deliberately messy masses too - check out the link below.

 A number of bloggers have oohed and aahed over Chanel's 2011 jewelry collection. It is a must see for some fabulous chained statement designs. Here are some tutorials to get you chained up like rock stars!

Maegan not only spotted the Chanel collection but also the Dolce and Gabbana Fall Collection's emphasis on drama and gilt.

So she came up with her super easy Gilded Gemstone and Tassel Chain necklace tutorial. The focal is actually a gorgeous bejeweled shanked button from Jo-Ann's.

Her instructions explain how to attach the chains.  You can use a regular clasp rather than the leather cord tie for the back. She also showed other ways to wear this fabulous necklace!

You want more drama ? Then Erica over at P.S. I Made This has drama a-plenty for you with her L stands for Long and Luxe earrings tutorial she created.

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I also love Bev's Shepherd Moon Necklace tutorial over at the Flamingo Toes blog. It was inspired by an Anthro necklace but I much prefer her version.

Image by Flamingo Toes
Another variation of the large link focal idea is Beadaholique's Chain, Chain, Chain necklace . It speaks for itself!

Corinne Leigh who started Craftovision created not just one but 3 awesome pieces in her DIY Rocker Chain Jewelry video tutorial  (UPDATE : Tutorial is no longer available). They look even better when modeled by Corinne so be sure to check out the video. The second herringbone necklace is spectacular if somewhat labor intensive. The inspiration came from one of the pieces in the Fenton/Fallon Spring 2011 collection. This is another must see - check out this fan post.

More Chain Jewelry Inspirations and Tutorials
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  1. Those are fantastic! So simple, who knew? I may have to try some chain now..........oh more supplies to buy. Sigh.

  2. Yes, they are simple but a lot of opening and closing links!

  3. Wonderful feature. I adore the fluidity of a chain necklace and that "fish bone" bib necklace flows like water. Amazing

  4. how i love to work with chain! great collection of ideas, makes you realize just how versatile chain can be. there's a lot of opening and closing links, but so worth it :)

  5. I've done the fishbone one. It was a fun piece to do and the results are awesome. Donated to a charity auction. :)


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