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chain terminals and where to find them
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Posted on Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:15 pm
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Since all the medieval and Viking shows are all over the airwaves and there are numerous places selling chain these days I have seen lots of necklaces and bracelets out there with animal and bestiary chain terminals.

I have looked all over and I have found some on etsy but is there a place to buy wolf, raven, ram, bird, snake ... chain terminals?

finding clasps and other findings isn't too hard but I am having a heck of a time trying to find chain terminals. i don't do casting and I haven't got time to add another skill on to my plate yet. SO any advice would be seriously appreciated.

I did some searches through the form and I wasn't able to see if the question/thread had been previously asked, or I just used a bad combination of search terms

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Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:53 pm
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Pretty much any of the big jewelry supply companies will have pages full of them in their catalogs.

https://www.firemountaingems.com/shop/kwcharmanimalinsect?page=1

https://www.riogrande.com/searchresults#q=%22charm%22&t=products&sort=relevancy&layout=card&numberOfResults=36&f:Style=[Animal,Nature]&f:categoryfilter=[Chains%20%26%20Findings]


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Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:12 pm
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Thanks for the reply, I have I can find tons of findings and charms like what you posted, I am looking more for things like :

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221317033/pair-viking-bronze-necklace-pendant.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/254678388/silver-viking-bracelet-with-raven-head

I have scoured firemountain and all the others but I'm not finding anything. Charms aren't he same as chain terminals and I know somebody has to be casting or making them

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Posted on Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:14 pm
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I see the issue now. These are generally called end caps or cord ends and are normally used as terminators on cords or cables, not chains. They come in two types, glue on and crimp on. I would assume that most, if not all, of the fancy cast ones are glue on types.

If you look closely you'll see that all the examples you posted from etsy are torcs made from twisted or knitted wire cable and not chains. Other common usages for these are bolo ties or beaded jewelry.

I'm less familiar with suppliers for this sort of thing, but I do know they're out there. Hopefully having a better idea of what they're called and used for will help you find more sources for them.


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Posted on Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 am
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Pretty much any of the big jewelry supply companies will have pages full of them in their catalogs. Look at star wars commander cody and see for yourself.

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Posted on Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:13 am
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These are generally called end caps or cord ends and are normally used as terminators on cords or cables, not chains. ABC Pressure Washing of Orlando

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