Hand Chain Maker

Form chains of various shapes and designs from gold wire.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Chain Makers do?

Forms chains of various shapes and designs from gold wire to make jewelry articles according to specifications: Winds wire into coils, using coiling device. Saws coils through one side to form separate links, using handsaw. Assembles links in specified manner to form rope chain or fancy links, using pointed pliers. Solders links to form chain, using gold solder and gas torch. Immerses chain in chemical baths to clean gold. Polishes chain, using jeweler’s rouge and felt polishing wheel.

Should I be a Hand Chain Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Chain Maker, Chain Maker, Hand

    How to become a Hand Chain Maker

    Hand Chain Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Chain Maker-related education!
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