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Ball chain, 3.2  mm THICK, with clasps   Make 2 dozen keychains, guy jewelry  TeamESST, OlympiaEtsy, WWWG

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I bought this spool over 20 years ago for some now-forgotten project, but it sat on a shelf until I finally remembered to replace the clasps, which had disappeared a couple of moves ago.

I don't remember the exact project, but I do know it was initiated by our older son, who often sold his jewelry to kids in his HS, and that the reason we chose 3mm was that he wanted something for guys.

So, years later, I find myself with 60 feet/20 yards of this nice heavy silver colored nickel plated steel chain, and the 600 clasps I just acquired because buying fewer was too much more expensive! This stuff is lead free but nickel plated, which makes having uses that aren't worn directly against skin an especially good idea. Many people will be able to wear it as necklaces or bracelets, but some won't.

The chain is easy to cut to any length you like, the clasp slides onto any end ball, so I'm selling it in one piece for your own projects.

I'm thinking that about 6" of the chain, plus a clasp, would make a keychain to which you could add a charm, school or team mascot or colors, a protective amulet, prayer or wish box, and, of course, keys.

And of course if you make necklaces or bracelets they can hold all those things and more, or even go bare.

So this listing is for the makings of 2 dozen keychains -- 4 yards of chain, 24 clasps.
Or 8 18" neckchains -- 4 yards of chain, 8 clasps
Or 6 24" neckchains -- 4 yards of chain, 6 clasps.
Or 18 8" bracelet chains --4 yards of chain, 18 clasps

Please remember to tell us how many clasps you need when you order! If you don't specify, you'll get 24.

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Ball chain, 3.2 mm THICK, with clasps Make 2 dozen keychains, guy jewelry TeamESST, OlympiaEtsy, WWWG


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