Monday, 9 October 2017

LAYERING DAINTY GOLD CHOKERS


Hey guys welcome back to my channel I am back again with another video for you, all know it's not really a haul video kind of more of like a styling video, I don't really know. Call the way you want but I did purchase recently a whole bunch of like gold necklaces and chokers from forever 21 because chokers are so in style right now and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

Now these are not like all like thick shelters on what you're like used to seeing on Instagram and in real life and everything, like that I wanted something more dainty to be seen like some you tubers and some fashion jewellery designers, really going like the thinner route with making chokers and necklaces really classy, really dainty, very timeless, they were one the trends fades away and you can still use these pieces.

So that's what I kind of wanted to do. I did find a whole bunch of them at forever 21. If you guys are interested in seeing what I purchase and how I'm going to pair them up and layer them on my neck I suggest you stick around because we're going to get right into it. I feel Easter is a really nice time to dress queue and just you're opening up like a new vault of a wardrobe because they're coming to the warmer months, it's spring obviously you want to dress pretty, pastel colours I'm not really like vibing thick chokers honestly I have to be very careful when I am choosing chokers and picking them out because if I go with something really thick and it goes on my neck, honestly I feel like I'm going to gag and I just feel super claustrophobic.

I just have to rip it off my neck girl I thought if I went ahead and purchased some thinner daintier two your choker necklaces I'd be fine. So the first choker that I did come across is this gold piece and I'm not really sure if I'm going to call these like shamrocks or four-leaf clovers. I guess they're kind of the same thing, but it's really cute and now all the pieces that I picked up but they all range from 490 to 890 I don't like to spend too much on jewellery from forever21 because most of the time it does line up tarnishing or just breaks and you don't want to spend much on jewellery that doesn't have a very long shelf life.

So I don't like make sure not spend more than like eight dollars on jewellery from there. The next choker I got is this pretty little like I'm not really sure what the colour is, kind of late this knotted chain detailing with a little like ring in the middle, that goes in the middle of your neck and it was really pretty as well, a little bit thinner than the last one. And then this piece here now I like this one because it reminded me one of that Alexander guards I had you guys saw her youtube channel she does wear a lot of these dainty little chokers like this and she had one that was kind of this golden wrote material so when I seen this I thought I'm definitely going to pick it up.

Now this one was only four dollars and 97, next two necklaces, they're not chokers but they do come up a little higher rather than like those ones that are directly on your neck. These ones do fall a little bit on your decollate area now this one is like the double chain really stand it really small detailing and I saw this was kind of cute because it has a little hello and handwriting. I really even noticed that until he brought it home and this one was on clearance for a dollar ninety, once I got to the telephone in ninety cents.

This one is really pretty, I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. I will show you guys the combinations as soon as them doesn't show you guys which ones I purchased and just I'm going to like pair them on my neck to wear them out and never seen. So this next one here is really pretty I think it was like six ninety or something, but it's just that thin little chain detailing with the little cross accents. Now it's perfect, I would honestly pair this one with this one and I think it would just fall so perfectly and so like cleanly. If you're just wearing like a V-neck shirt and you just learned to like pump it up a little bit. I'm not one that's big on like mixing gold and silver jewellery together, but I did find this little silver necklace and it was also on clearance and I want to pay ninety cents for it. Now I did pick myself up two black chokers, well actually just one, another one of these is from a prior haul video that I showed you guys but I'm going to bring it into this video and just put it on just kind of show you guys how I would wear it too. First one I did pick up on Friday, is it just this black one kind of looks like a little lariat detailing on this front, if it's going to focus and it was really pretty enough that I do need to get this one because it's not too thick, but it is thin enough that I could still get away with it .

You can totally like pair these ones up with different kind of black chokers or you go with the gold or you can go with silver, honestly doesn't matter but it is really pretty for summertime and I get a lot of use of this one. Now last but not least you guys have seen this one for those of you who do watch my haul videos, I did purchase this one at forever 21 now this one looks $14.90 the most I paid for any of these chokers and it is kind of like, it also reminds me of those belts that everyone's wearing right now with a big buckle and I thought this is really nice to wear. Just I don't know summertime with a dress I really wouldn't wear this one dressed down at all because I feel it is a little bit more fancy.  I've tried to wear it with a t-shirt it just didn't look right it looks like it was too much too overpowering.

I hope you guys did enjoy watching this kind of haul video, kind of styling video really not sure how I'm going to categorize this one yet, but if you did see any pieces or items through this video that you did like and you thought Kate, I want these for myself. I will be leaving links to anything that is available at forever 21 down below in the drop bar. Not everything is there because on at forever 21 it's the products are here today gone tomorrow, but whatever is available you'll find it down below in the drop box along with my social medias. I want to now chat and Instagram they're both at Chelsea Nicole 1.0 if you did enjoy this video be sure leave us a big thumbs up. Subscribe if you aren't already. Once you're subscribed it's going to let you know as soon as I upload a video and also we recently hit 4,000 subscribers. It just means the world to me, I am over the moon. Leigh does 4,000 new YouTube friends and let's keep it going let's hit 5,000. Again guys thank you so much for all the love and support on my recent videos, it truly does mean the world to me. If I am honest to goodness so thankful for each of us be careful god bless them see you all in my next video.



Monday, 25 September 2017

Large and small link charm bracelet


So this is what we're making, a simple little charm bracelet. Alternating large and small links, 40 links in all roughly and the reason for the two different sizes is when you're putting charms on, often times it's difficult to make sure that the chain is lined up when the links are all the same size, so this was just to make it easier and I like the look, large and small.

All soldered the sizes that I'm using our three millimetre and four and a half because I’m using 1.2 wire and the inside diameter of your small link has to be big enough the two pieces of wire will go through it, so twice 1.2 2.4, so I’ve got point 6 clear on the inside. So it'll be nice and flexible. So cut all of your three millimetre jump rings, bring the ends together so that they're absolutely perfect, as perfect as you can get them.

Solder them separately, because these are small enough that if you try to soldier them with the two bigger ones in there, you'll end up soldiering them together, maybe not, it just this will guarantee that you won't solder them together. So cut connect solder all of your small ones and then we'll assemble the chain.

A little bit of wax on the blade, I use beeswax just because it's handy and available you can use bear wax, you can use wintergreen oil just about anything that's a lubricant. I do it just so that the blade but isn't sticky, it just makes it cut easier. Then use your parallel jaw pliers and what you do is push one end past, then bring it back, wiggle it back and forth and get it as close as you can get it, so you want zero. Gap yeah and by wiggling it back and forth you can get it so that there is ZERO gap. So put all of these together but all of the joins together and then we'll assemble it after we solder all of these.

So just make sure that the metal is touching, otherwise it won't solder. Okay the joints are all closed I’ve added a little bit of water to my flux and mixed it up. We're going to use hard solder for this and I'm just going to put pieces of solder along my charcoal block doesn't have to be charcoal it can be any kind of soldiering block. So you want a fairly decent spread of this, so that you don't overheat the ones next to what you're trying to do. So flex the solder, each piece, it'll help hold it in place and it'll also make sure that the solder flows.

Then what I do is I pick up the jump ring, locate the join, flux it as otherwise it's a pain in the bum to try to get it all to stay in one spot and then I just line up the join with my bit of solder, do a row of them, take your time I know it can be a bit tedious but it'll all come good. So light your torch, medium flame, any flame really and I’m using my tweezers because it's just easier once the solder flows to pick it up and shift it over. You could use your soldier pick, so do the whole bit, do all of them. Now take your large jump rings that are still open and assemble your chain. So open them a little bit more, I haven't quenched these, but they should be cool enough and I just place them with my tweezers.

On the off chance that they aren't cool enough, can't be bothered quenching and pickle at this time. Close the join make it as perfect as possible, make lots of these with the single big jump ring and the two small jump rings and then we'll assemble all of them. So once you have your stacks of three, take the big jump ring, put it in the small one, grab another stack of three, put it in the small one, close the joint as good as humanly possible.

So that's what our chain is going to look like, now it looks like it's going to take roughly 30 of each of the large and small jump rings. Assemble the chain completely and then we'll hold the big ones up on a third hand, joint up and solder it like we've done all of the other ones. Now the reason for this chain, in case you want to know, is this is for a charm bracelet and this way I it's very easy for me to make sure that the charms will hang exactly the same way.

That's it, so assemble your whole chain, soldier it, make a hook for the end, pickle it and tumble it. Done. I'm just going to continue assembling the chain and then I'm going to have to call it a night, it is night it's nine o'clock at night. You can see by the moisture on my arm is still quite toasty, I thought it was going to be cool enough to work, but if I have the fan on you can't hear me, so i'll just assemble this and will finish it up tomorrow early. Ciao. Morning, it's nine hours later so i've made a hook out of the same size wire 1.2 I just made a small loop on the end soldered it flattened this end and turned it around into a hook. Now I put it on an unsold jump ring because it would be really difficult to solder that while it was assembled on the chain. So now this the chain is assembled it's just a matter of going to the third hand, holding each one of these joint up and soldering them.

So you hold you jump ring is far away from the joint as you can, that way the heat doesn't get sucked into your third hand. I cut about 20 pieces of solder, this by the time I get to 20 it's time for a little break. The Flux is mixed and nice, Smith's mini torch, neutral flame, solder pick, heat the jump ring a little before you touch it with your flux brush. Heat the solder big, pick up your solder, the flame coming up place your solder and it will flow just like that and I'd like the double third hand because I'm so shaky that I'm always bracing myself one hand on each of these.

I don't quench it in between, use your tweezers and if you get if you use tweezers a lot for making chains, get the one that has two little serrations inside, it makes your life easier.

The ones that are completely smooth, the ones that we normally have don't really work very well on chains. So heat the jump ring, touch heat the big solder and continue until the end. Okay we're out of the pickle and what you want to do is put your magnifiers on and look at every join one by one. Take your time, I know it's a little bit fiddly but it needs to be done. It's embarrassing to find one later on, now the charms I put on with the same size jump ring as the jump ring that I'm putting it on to, I think it looks a little bit nicer. So when you've seen that all of your joints are soldered, tumble it, don't publish it on the wheel and you're done. So turn off the gas, put the cap on your flux, wash out your flux brush, put your tools away and go have a coffee while it's tumbling.

Video Credit - Soham Harrison


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What Size for a Gold Bracelet?

Here at Chain Me Up, our sterling silver and gold bracelets are made to any length you desire. As chains are made of links, they cannot normally be made to an exact length like a piece of string could be. Normally they will however, be within about 5mm of the length you select.
With consideration to the length of your bracelet, we generally recommend adding about 2 or 3 centimetres to your wrist measurement. How much extra will determine how far onto your hand the bracelet will fall. Smaller builds may prefer just 1.5 or 2 centimetres, larger builds may prefer adding 3 centimetres. If you are unsure, go longer; it is much easier for a jeweller to remove an extra link or two, than it is to find an extra matching link.

Hello, I'm Sebastian Mitchell from boy beads and today I want to talk about bracelet sizing. Typically we recommend that you add half an inch to your wrist size for the appropriate bracelet size. So that means that if your wrist is 7 inches, your bracelet size would be 7 and a half inches, if your wrist is 8 inches, your bracelet size would be 8 and a half inches and typically the average male size is 7 and a half inches. So that's our most popular bracelet size that we sell.

Today I want to actually show you my wrist and my sizing and I'll show you how different size bracelets will fit on my wrist, so that will help you to know what size you need to purchase. What I have is a standard tape measure and I'm going to put it around my wrist in the area that I would typically wear a bracelet, which would be at the very front of my wrist. So I wrap it around and I stop the tape at the point where the two ends meet, so I'm going to try to put this closer so you can see that my wrist is just a little bit shy of 7 inches. So what we want to do is to size up to seven and a half inches for a bracelet. If I made it to 7 inches exactly it would be a little bit too tight and I like to show you how a bracelet looks on your wrist if it's too tight.

I'll start with this Picasso Jasper bracelet, this bracelet is exactly 7 inches, so what that means is that this would fit someone with the wrist that’s six and a half inches. But I'm going to try it out anyway so you see what I mean by the sizing. Can you see that there’s strain right here? You can see the string, if you're wearing a bracelet and the string is visible on your wrist or on your arm, that means that it's too small. I can move my arm up and down I can shake my arm the bracelet does not move. This is too tight for my wrist, what I need to do is size up to a seven and a half inch and that would be my size.

If it's too tight it's more prone to popping, if it's too large then the bracelet is more prone to snagging on or catching on to things around it and it could also pop and break. This is an example of a bracelet that's eight inches, eight inches is too large for my wrist so, it will fall, it will fall down, it will go all the way down even farther if I didn't have on this watch. So eight inches is too large for me and you can see the extra space here. This could catch on to something as I'm going about my daily routine and it could snag and pop which we don't want. Now I'm going to try on sizes that are seven and a half, so these are exactly my size.


This one goes over the hand it moves a little bit on my wrist, but not a whole lot, it just goes only about two inches. This is my size, seven and a half inches, this one also fits perfectly. If you don't have a measuring tape at home you could use anything that's flexible. I have right here a receipt, so you can take a piece of receipt paper, fold it in half, you'll also need a standard ruler. This is a standard 12 inch ruler, so take the tape the paper I’m sorry, and use it just as you would a tape measure. You stop it where the ends meet and I’m having a little bit of trouble with this, but okay, so I stop it here where the ends meet. I will mark this point with my finger, so this mark, this is where it stopped and then I will get my ruler and I will measure the point where I stopped and it's still the exact same point. Just a little bit before seven, so that lets you know that your wrist size is right above seven and right below seven and that your bracelet size would be seven and a half. I hope that this tutorial can help someone, if you do have any questions please click the link below to send me an email. Thank you everyone, happy to help.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Best Quality Gold Chains - Chain Me Up - Fraser Ross

Who can resist the glorious glow of a beautiful gold chain or the stunning shiny reflects of a silver chain? Chains made in Australia are irresistible and high quality, their beautiful shine make a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection. To find the best quality gold chains and silver chains in Australia, simply go to Chain Me Up Jewellery to see our amazing collection of precious metal chains and pieces.


We’re placed all of our chains into categories that make finding the perfect chain fuss free and easy. Whether you’re hunting for the perfect anniversary gift or something to treat yourself, our selection of gold and silver chains customisable in length and width will make the process a breeze! We offer a variety of both handmade and machine made chains, each featuring a beautiful and unique design. Some of these styles include:

  • Curb 
  • Roller
  • Figaro
  • Belcher
  • Cable

We also have a special section where you can find a selection of silver chains that are guaranteed to appeal to men. For anyone hoping to find the perfect chain for the gentleman in their life, or even if you’re searching for something for yourself, you will find ease in finding the right chain for you! I’s quick and easy, just how many men prefer their shopping! Each bracelet chain is pre selected to 21cm and 55-60cm for necklaces, but you can still customise your chain just how you’d like it.


Our silver chains can be paired with your choice of clasp, we offer parrot, bolt ring and heart shaped padlocks depending on what you fancy. Every item is clearly labeled so that the process of ordering and checking out with custom chains can be kept simple and easy. Our chains are all available at an affordable price with compromising on high quality. We offer competitive prices and a seven day money back guarantee so that you can rest assured we are offering you the best silver chains own the market. Check out our online store and see our collection of Australian made chains and jewellery for yourself.

We have a huge range of excellent jewellery made in Australia in our store.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Selection of Gold Chains - Fraser Ross - Chain Me Up

Fraser Ross started out as a simple online retailer that stocked a small selection of gold chains. As you can see we’ve definitely come a long way since then! We now offer hundreds and thousands of different designs of gold and silver chains, charms and other beautiful pieces; and we continue to add more and more stunning pieces every day.


The challenge Ross Fraser, the founder of Chain Me Up and Fraser Ross faced was offering affordable yet high quality jewellery to family and friends. After the request came flooding in, he could barely keep up with demand and then decided that he would begin his own precious metal company, and this birthed Chain Me Up. Chain Me Up was later rebranded as Fraser Ross in 2010.


With a new name and a fresh start, the website received a makeover as well. It's now the glimmering, shining showcase you see today. We've divided each of our categories up into easy-to-digest sections. By setting aside a special section for men in each of our jewellery types, male fans of Fraser Ross can easily pick out a chain suited to them. On the other hand, our charm bracelets section has been a hit because it makes it a simple task to pick a chain that will fit charms on it.


Security was also a rising concern for the company’s website, although no incidents had occurred where a customer’s information was at risk, we wanted it to stay that way and increase our security for the comfort of both the customer and staff at Fraser Ross. After all, purchases regarding jewellery are something to be taken seriously, it’s precious metal we’re talking about here! So we upgraded our website to have an EV (extended validation) SSL site certificate (the little green padlock in your search bar that indicates a site is safe to purchase from). Our site security is the best that money can buy and our customers have greatly appreciated the added security.

We also offer a 7-day money back guarantee for all of our customers. If you aren’t 100% happy with any purchase you make through Fraser Ross or want to exchange it for something else, we will do it, no questions asked! Along with our guarantee, we offer a handy sizing chart to help you figure out which size bracelet chain to pick because playing a guessing game with chain lengths can just be annoying! But you don’t have to worry about that here!  


If you love precious metal jewellery and want a safe place to shop it online, join us at Fraser Ross and browse thousands of designs. We’ll be waiting! Check out all our alphabet charms in silver and gold at Chain Me Up.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Australian Made Gold Chains - Chain Me Up - Fraser Ross

The quality and craftsmanship of Australian Made gold chains rivals every country in the world for that top spot in the jewellery market. It’s not just Aussie pride talking, this is a well known fact among the jewellery world. So what is it exactly that makes the chains at Fraser Ross the best of the best? We’re so glad you asked!

The Real Deal : Every jewellery dealer and jeweller make a huge fuss about having the highest quality chains and jewellery but the harsh truth of the matter is that many companies put fillers and inferior metals such as pewter into their precious metal jewellery. At Fraser Ross we pride ourselves on only selling the best quality chains made from Australian precious metals in our gold chains and every single piece of jewellery we sell, you won’t find any fillers here!

Great Prices : Paying top dollar for precious metal chains and jewellery can sometimes trick you into thinking you’re getting your money’s worth and the best quality that there is available, but that’s not completely true. Did you know that you can find high quality precious metal jewellery for a fraction of the price offered at those jewellery retail giants? Buyers often confuse the words affordable and cheap, so it can be a shock when seeing the price tag on our jewellery! After working in the jewellery industry for the good part of the last decade, Ross Fraser, the owner of Fraser Ross (also known as Chain Me Up), has found a way to sell the same high quality precious metal, yet affordable (not to be confused with cheap) jewellery that you would see lining the windows of upmarket jewellery stores. Quality is never sacrificed at Fraser Ross.

No-Hassle Returns : We understand how sometimes returning goods can be more hassle than they’re worth at times, especially when you purchase something and it isn’t quite what you wanted. When you purchase jewellery at Fraser Ross, you have 7 days to return your goods with our 7 day money back guarantee. No strings attached returns, without the interrogative questions. The chain you’ve purchased isn’t quite the fit you wanted? Found something else amidst our collection that you’d prefer? Return it to us and we’ll refund you without fees or question.

We would love to see you swing by our online store to fulfil all of your precious metal jewellery needs! If you have any questions or want to know more about us, try our callback service! It’s free of charge and we’re available 8am to 8pm seven days a week.

We have a huge range of Australiana solid gold charms in our store.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Gold Chains, Gold Jewelry & Gold Braclets - Chain-me-up.com.au - Gold Chains

Who can resist the glorious glow of a beautiful gold chain or the stunning shiny reflects of a silver chain? Chains made in Australia are irresistible and high quality, their beautiful shine make a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection. To find the best quality gold and silver chains in Australia, simply go to Chain Me Up Jewellery to see our amazing collection of precious metal chains and pieces.

We’re placed all of our chains into categories that make finding the perfect chain fuss free and easy. Whether you’re hunting for the perfect anniversary gift or something to treat yourself, our selection of gold and silver chains customisable in length and width will make the process a breeze! We offer a variety of both handmade and machine made chains, each featuring a beautiful and unique design. Some of these styles include:
  • Curb 
  • Roller
  • Figaro
  • Belcher
  • Cable

We also have a special section where you can find a selection of silver chains that are guaranteed to appeal to men. For anyone hoping to find the perfect chain for the gentleman in their life, or even if you’re searching for something for yourself, you will find ease in finding the right chain for you! I’s quick and easy, just how many men prefer their shopping! Each bracelet chain is pre selected to 21cm and 55-60cm for necklaces, but you can still customise your chain just how you’d like it.


Our silver chains can be paired with your choice of clasp, we offer parrot, bolt ring and heart shaped padlocks depending on what you fancy. Every item is clearly labelled so that the process of ordering and checking out with custom chains can be kept simple and easy. Our chains are all available at an affordable price with compromising on high quality. We offer competitive prices and a seven day money back guarantee so that you can rest assured we are offering you the best silver chains own the market. Check out our online store and see our collection of Australian made chains and jewellery for yourself.

Check out all our great value solid gold jewellery at Chain Me Up.