Monday, May 29, 2023

Cup Chains for Embellishment

Judith finished a design but wasn't happy with it until she discovered cup chain, which she used to outline parts of the duck in the design.  She's definitely the May Smart Cookie Award winner!

You've likely seen cup chain in costume jewelry, even if you didn't know what it was called.  Keepsake Crafts has a great video explaining cup chain, how it is made, how to cut it, and the various sizes and finishes available.

Judith bought her cup chain from this website.  It comes in 2mm, 3mm and 4mm sizes and is sold by the yard.  Different colored crystals are set in various colors of cup chain from what I can see, although the website isn't clear about whether you are buying silver plate, gold plate, or brass metals.

Eureka Crystals has more expensive cup chain that is sold by the foot, but you can pick out what metal look you want.  It's likely better quality than what Keepsake Crafts sells.  However, either will work.  Just remember real silver plate will likely tarnish over time, which may add or detract to your stitching, depending on what you are working on.

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