Learn How to Make a Super-Cute Mask Chain

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
3 Materials
10 Minutes

I was getting so tired of losing my masks or folding them into my pockets so I decided I had to come up with a solution. I let my creative juices flow and made the most awesome mask chain out of costume jewelry. If you want to learn the ins and outs of this amazing DIY, my tutorial is definitely for you. Follow my simple, step-by-step guide, and learn how to make your own mask chain. Losing another mask just isn’t a worry with this DIY project.

Tools and materials:

  • Costume jewelry necklace
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers
Facemask chain
Measure the chain

To make these awesome chains, I used costume jewelry necklaces. To measure the right length, I put the necklace on and used my thumbs to mark the length I wanted for my new chain. 

Shorten the chain
Shorten the chain

Next, I used my handy jewelry pliers to pull apart the section I don’t need from the chain. 

Mask chain holder
Add a jump ring

I had a chain extension and I just wanted to use its jump ring. I removed the jump ring from the extension.

Repeat on the other side

I then attached the jump ring onto the end of the newly shortened side of the chain. I repeated the same process on the other side of the chain.

Chain for a facemask
Attach the mask

Lastly, and for the easiest step, I opened the rings and attached my mask to the gorgeous, new mask chain. 

DIY facemask chain
Shorten the chain

I just loved my first chain so I decided to recreate it using a different necklace. I think it's easier to use a necklace with details that can help act as markers for where to cut and it of course adds to the aesthetic. I cut the chain to the length I wanted for my mask chain. 

Add a clasp
Add a clasp

For this necklace, the jump rings were a little bit too small so I had to add new clasps before I could attach the jump rings to the chain. 

DIY mask chain

I love that this piece is both functional and fashionable. What other fun mask chain ideas do you have? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Costume jewelry necklace
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers

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  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 12, 2021

    I had an old lanyard similar to yours and used small safety pins to attach it to my mask. Your idea is a much cleaner look but I'm not good with wires.

  • JoeAnna Taylor JoeAnna Taylor on Apr 08, 2021

    What a great idea! No forgetting the mask! You could even color coordinates the mask and necklace, and the an incredible gift that would be definitely appreciated and used!! Thank you!