We don’t solder the links of all but one design of our handmade chain, (we solder the links closed on the oval shapes). This allows you to separate the links and use them as components in your designs.
I use the round shaped links a LOT in my finished earring designs. Any of the shapes look wonderful around the neck area of a necklace. Bonus…when you complete your necklace and decide that you’d like to tweak the length a bit, just add or take away links!