My question is… why does the clasp of chains (such as 1mm wheat
or foxtail chain or similar chains) work the way to the front of the
neck? I make an approximately 1 inch enameled pendant to hang from
each chain and the clasp is constantly working its way to the front.
Is this just simple physics or is there a solution? The chains are
Thank you in advance.
My question is..... why does the clasp of chains work the way to
the front of the neck?
It’s physics. Remember, gravity is not just a suggestion, it’s the
It could be due to two separate things. A) the clasp is heavy for
the weight of chain. This you can do something about. This is one
reason spring rings are popular, too bad they are not terribly
strong. B) anatomy…this you are stuck with. If it becomes a real
sticking point, affix the pendant to chain so it cannot slide.
Is this just simple physics or is there a solution
Simple physics - the clasp is heavy, so it wants to go downwards. The
only real solution is to cut the chain and solder in the pendant -
with or without jumprings and such. Then the pendant is the heaviest
Then the pendant is the heaviest part...
The physics here is not co,pletely clear. I have a very lightweight
titanium pendant I made years ago and put on a sterling ball chain.
Whenever I wear it, the chain stays put but the pendant gradually
climbs the left side of the chain! Go figure…