Nov 102017

In all the years I’ve been making jewelry I’ve come across the term “rolo chain” many times, but have never bothered to look it up until now.

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What I found out was that, no, it does not refer to the Rollo Candy made with chocolate and caramel.

Mmmmm… caramel… chocolate…

Oops, sorry, got a bit distracted there!

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Also, the term rolo chain can be spelled  with a double “l” as in “rollo.”

Finally, and most importantly, although there is a basic understanding of what rolo chain is there are many, many variations. I will show you a few of these in the video.

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The common theme I see among all the variations is that the inner shape of each link of rolo chain consists of flattened, rather than round wire.

Here are links to the chains I showed in the video and a few of my favorite places to buy jewelry chain:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the What is Rolo or Rollo Chain? Friday Jewelry Findings Tutorial video at YouTube.

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Comments (2)
  1. Once again, the copper stands out–at least to me. Wonder why. Anyway, you do a great introduction to the basics here.

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