Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just the basics

In my on-line shops I'm gradually increasing the number of pendants I make. Therefore, I'm also stocking up on some basic chains that are great for pendants. I'm rather picky about pendant chains. They need to be comfortable, strong and classic to go with various styles of pendants.

My PERFECT black twisted necklace cord is 18 inches and looks like twisted silk cord, but it really tough black rubber. The end caps are solid sterling silver instead of the usual plated. It looks great with many styles of pendants.

I've had this smooth sterling silver snake chain in 20 inches in my shop for a long time. It's simple and sturdy and has a small end cap for pendants to slide over. I'm now carrying a slightly thinner version in 18 inches as well.

I've been looking for a thin, bright copper chain for my copper pendants. I just couldn't find one. Most copper chain is bulkier. I finally found a supply of unfinished 2mm bright copper curb chain and bought the last they had. I finished the chain myself with a small lobster claw clasp and it makes a great pendant chain. I have 18 inch lengths in my shops, but can make custom lengths as well.

Some of my pendants:

Find my chains and pendants on my Sue Runyon Designs website or my Etsy Shop


  1. Your jewelry is pure luxury!


  2. Very, very pretty Sue - a simple elegance, very well done :-)