This tutorial shows you a basic dangle technique you can use to make a myriad of pieces.
Decorative chain if desired
Round nose pliers
Begin by cutting a desired length of chain. I chose to use several inches of basic chain to hang the bead dangles on, and the rest the fancier chain making the total length of my necklace 19.5 inches.
To make the dangles, put one bead on the head pin.
...then use your other hand to turn the wire to opposite direction, making a hook. This takes a little bit of practice.
Attach the bead to the chain, and use wire cutters to clip the extra wire. Use round or regular pliers to close the hook.
If you are going to attach the basic chain to something else follow this next step: attach a jump ring to the end of the chain by using pliers to pull it apart. Slip the chain or clasp on (see below) and close the ring.
And you are done! This technique can be used to make bracelets too. (My fireworks bracelet is one example).
I would love to see what you make using this technique. Email me and I would love to feature you! (firstname.lastname@example.org)