How to Attach a Bead to Chain

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Expand your jewelry making technique and start using chain in your designs. Here are some easy to follow instructions on how to attach a bead to chain and start making a variety of new styles today. Check out the above video and step by step instructions below to complete this project today.



Here is an easy to follow guide on how to attach a bead to a chain.

Step 1:


Remove your chain from the packaging.

Step 2:


Measure the length of your chain and remove from the strand.

Step 3:


Attach your beads to the headpins and secure.

Step 4:

Step Four

Open up each link that a bead will be attached to and secure the loop.

Step 5:


Work from the bottom upward or side to side on your design.


  • Use two pairs of flat nose pliers when working with the chain to ensure grooves do not mark the chain.
  • Do not open the chain outward. Twist up and down to open. Use the same technique to close the link.

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