Introduction

Have a broken necklace still lying around because you can't bear to get rid of it? This simple guide to repairing the chain will make it wearable again in no time.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Examine the break. If there is an open link in the chain, skip to step three.
    • Examine the break.

    • If there is an open link in the chain, skip to step three.

  2. Use the needle nosed pliers to separate the closure of a link on one side of the break. You do not need this step if your necklace already has an open link. You do not need this step if your necklace already has an open link.
    • Use the needle nosed pliers to separate the closure of a link on one side of the break.

    • You do not need this step if your necklace already has an open link.

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  4. Hook the closed link opposite the break to the open link. Hook the closed link opposite the break to the open link.
    • Hook the closed link opposite the break to the open link.

  5. Using the needle nosed pliers, squeeze the ends of the open link together. Make sure the closed link is inside the open link. Make sure the closed link is inside the open link.
    • Using the needle nosed pliers, squeeze the ends of the open link together.

    • Make sure the closed link is inside the open link.

  6. Using the needle nosed pliers, squeeze the closure so that the ends of the link are flush with one another.
    • Using the needle nosed pliers, squeeze the closure so that the ends of the link are flush with one another.

  7. Test the closure by gently pulling it from either side. If it comes apart repeat steps 4 and 5. Test the closure by gently pulling it from either side. If it comes apart repeat steps 4 and 5.
    • Test the closure by gently pulling it from either side. If it comes apart repeat steps 4 and 5.

Conclusion

Now you're ready to flaunt your old necklace once again!

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My chain broke when my 7 year old cousin pulled on it when he was piggy back ridding me. Ha Ha. Only took 20 min to do this. Very easy bit best to have nimble and dexterous fingers

Melvin Ricks - Reply

My very new chain had broken a day after my birthday .. and the chain is very special so of course I was panicking trying to figure out how to fix it . I found this website and i fixed it within 10 minutes.

Bethany - Reply

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Jewel Info 4 U - Reply

With the smaller necklaces, the broken link always falls off really easily, is there a way to make that easier to fix?

Angela Wei - Reply

My costly gold chain break down...as it is very lin... How can I joint it

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