Finding the right necklace length can be frustrating, especially if you love a particular chain but can only wear it with certain necklines or pendants. Adjustable necklaces are the perfect solution and can help make a more versatile jewelry collection. Below are several types of adjustable necklaces and the pros and cons of each one.
The first type of adjustable necklace is the classic chain with extender rings. It consists of a thin chain with jump rings located at the 18”, 20”, and 22” point. This type has more cons than pros as it can only adjust to a few fixed lengths. It is also more burdensome to create, therefore more expensive, because it requires 2 inch chain pieces to be soldered or attached with jump rings at each length point. Another con is the extra dangling chain can be an eyesore and easily tangle up.
The next type of adjustable necklace is the necklace with extender chain. This is a regular necklace chain with an attached 2-4 inch piece of a larger link chain. This allows for more size options than the first, as this type can be adjusted to any length between 18 inches and 22 inches. It is also a more cost effective option than the first since it is easier to make. One con to the extender chain is that if it is not matched well with the regular necklace chain, it can look awkward. It can also be tiresome to adjust to the right length, having to open the clasp and close it on different links if you need to alter it.
Another type is the adjustable necklace with slider bead. This necklace is made by attaching a slider bead with silicone at one end and running the other chain end through it. A tag or charm can then be fixed to the chain end to prevent it from sliding out. Adding the tag or charm is not only practical but it allows the necklace to be more fashionable and customizable. Another great perk of the adjustable necklace with slider bead is that any necklace length is possible, from choker to 36 inches. It can be adjusted on the go with just a pull and without fumbling with a clasp. The only major con is that the necklace link has to be small and thin enough to fit into the slider bead’s limited hole size.
Lastly, there is an adjustable necklace with a two hole sliding bead. Both chain ends can be pulled through the two silicone filled sliding bead holes to alter the length, and anything from pendants to tassels can be added on the chain ends to keep them in place. This popular style, also known as a lariat, allows for more unique design opportunities and again is easy to adjust like the slider bead necklace. The same con of the slider bead necklace can also apply here, the chain link size is limited to the hole sizes of the slider bead.
Adjustable necklaces are growing in popularity, proving that they are more stylish, affordable, and simple to use than fixed length necklaces. AZ Findings offers adjustable necklaces, as well as the jewelry findings used to create them, at great wholesale prices. Check them out on our website here: https://www.azfindings.com/adjustable-chain-necklace