Use silver plated bulk chain to economically add silver chain to your handmade jewelry. Choose from a huge selection of silver plate chain, most sold by the spool and foot (or meter). Find over 80 styles to suit your needs, including everything from dainty cable chain and beading chain to chunky purse chain.
Silver plate will eventually tarnish just like solid silver does. Polish it to brighten it back to its original shine, but be gentle. Vigorous polishing can remove the silver plating and expose the base metal below.
Leather can contain hydrogen sulfide, which tarnishes silver and can lead to deterioration of silver plating. We recommend not using silver plated jewelry chain with leather cord.
White plated chain does not match the color of sterling silver as well as silver plated chain, but because the surface is "silvertone" (usually rhodium), white plated chain keeps its shine longer.