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Chain Gang Necklace by Melanie Potter

In this necklace set by Melanie you have an all new gang of chains.  Revisiting the "layered chain look" that inspired the original Chain Gang necklace set,  this trio of decorative chains can be worn together or each separately.  This newest collection of chains is a sequel that takes on a bolder character.

The longest chain is a series of hexagons stitched to a length long enough to slip-on around the neck and terminates into a three-dimensional Matchbox tassel.  This tassel is embellished with scrollwork and faceted elongated beads dangling as fringe which are attached inside the finial. There is a square stone bezel as well topping off the tassel and a nice transition to the necklace strap. Worn by itself this main chain with the tassel is elegant and can work with any part of your wardrobe selection.

The middle length chain marries tubular peyote and chevron chain to create a repeated pattern decorated with laser cut disks for sparkly ornamentation. 


The shortest chain is a bejeweled tube and terminates with end caps and a clasp featuring a faceted square stone with ornamental ties.

One of the great features about beading this gang of chains is that you have a number of different projects to bead in one kit.  You can experience 3 in one as you go through each of the chains.  The other great feature of course is that you can wear them as you finish!  What greater joy than being able to wear something from a design as you are finishing the whole set!  Wear it as you finish!

Back On The Chain Gang comes in 4 color ways and each of them is lovely and different.  Four Colorways include Sage Green, Tanzanite/Amethyst, a Sapphire Blue, and a Silver Hematite.  The instructions are one of Melanie's finest fully illustrated color directions.  She takes you through each step of making the chains.  You will get some unusual beads in the kit as well that were lovingly hunted down for you by Melanie in to make this design. In addition, you can avail yourself of our excellent customer service if you have any questions while making this piece!

Skill Level:
It is good to have previous knowledge of:



Tubular Peyote

Chevron Chain

Each beadwork kit includes:
  • 4 colors of 11/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 3 colors of 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 1 color of 11/0 Japanese cylinder beads
  • 4mm Laser Cut Disks
  • Faceted Crystal Rice Beads
  • Faceted Rondelle Beads
  • Beading needles
  • Toothpick
  • 1 bobbin of OneG thread
  • 1 handy carrying case
  • Full color instructions with illustrations and a picture of the completed beadwork
Dimensions of Pieces (Chain lengths:) Longest: 28”, Middle: 23”, Shortest: 18”

Back On The Chain Gang Kit



Contact us with questions about this kit.
Phone: 805.440.2613


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