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for the man who has everything, a Tie Chain with Bling! What about
a tie chain with his birthstone in the center? What about a tie
chain with a simulated diamond or CZ in the center? This tie chain is
very easy to make and uses the instructions starting with page 2 for making the button
holder component. The only difference is that instead of making a
beaded or wire component as the center piece of the tie chain, you use a
round bezel setting for an 8mm CZ or man-made gemstone.
Begin by making your button holder wire component as described starting in page 2. Once you have that complete cut a segment of commercial chain about 8.5" long. Because the width of ties vary, start with 8.5", but you may need to cut some off both ends of the chain if this turns out to be too long. Connect one end of this chain to the button holder component by opening the end loop on the button holder, making the connection and then closing that loop. Now set these parts aside as we set our gemstone.
Select a round bezel setting (without loop) that is the same size as your gemstone. Place the setting face down on a cutting board or other hard, smooth surface. Position your stone face down on top of the upside down round bezel setting and press gently until the stone drops into position shown below-center. With the stone in position, pick up the bezel setting and use your thumb and fore finger from your non-dominant hand to hold the gemstone in position. Using bent chain nose pliers push down the tabs in the following order 1 - 3 then 2 - 4. By pushing the opposite tabs down it makes it easier to keep the gemstone in its proper position. Initially you won't need to push each tab down all the way, just get it started about 1/2 way down until all four tabs are partially down. Then go back and fully and tightly seat each tab in the same order. When the tags are tightly set you are ready to assemble the Tie Chain with Bling.
Please visit the next page to view our instructions for assembling this tie chain.
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