What is a ball chain necklace

What is a ball chain necklace ?A ball chain is a type of chain consisting of small sheet metal balls connected via short lengths of wire.

what is a ball chain necklace

The ball is hollow, there are two small holes.These holes to accept a short wire length deformation last rivet, it will inevitably at the end of the ball.Then connect to another line the ball to use the same method.Many balls and wires together to form a chain.Because the chain connection method, can rotate itself is not restricted, which helps to prevent bending.However, the strength of the chain is relatively low.The ball chain is sometimes called the snake links, too.


The most common ball chain accessories are connectors. Each end of a connector is able to surround a ball at the end of a chain and snap over its wire connection, which holds it secure. These can be used to connect two lengths of chain, or to connect the ends of the same chain to form a loop. The connectors require no tools to apply or remove and are reusable.


Other common accessories include other terminations similar to the connectors, but with a different connection on one end, such as a screw hole for semi-permanent affixing of a chain.

Common uses of ball chain are for pull cords on light fixtures and ceiling fans, keychains, as retaining chains for things such as counter pens, and dogtagchains.

A typical width is Size #3, or 2.4mm steel ball chain. In the jewelry industry, pure 925 Sterling Silver may be in 1mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 1.8mm, and 2.2mm ball chain.