Another day, another way to personalize the reality that is wearing protective face masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Reminiscent of granny-glasses chains, or those utilitarian cords that keep your sunglasses around your neck during active, outdoorsy moments, chic lanyards attached to face masks are popping up around the necks of celebrities and stylish folks all over Instagram.
In addition to keeping you from continually losing your favorite masks, and helping reduce unnecessary mask and face touching, the lanyards (which are also being called “face mask necklaces” or “face mask chains”) are a playful, fun accessory. And a lot of entrepreneurs on Etsy are making them now, so you can support a small business in the process. Keep scrolling for our favorites.
ReuvenDesigns Face Mask Chain Gold Necklace ($14.25; etsy.com)
This gold-plated chain attaches to your face mask loops with large clasps, and converts to a paperclip chain necklace when detached.
SweetDalda Gold Box Chain for Mask ($23; etsy.com)
This chunky gold-plated 26-inch option is edgy-cool.
NohemnByNohelia Face Mask Necklace ($19.99; etsy.com)
With or without the prettiest pink or mint-colored masks, these chains have moon and star designs worked in.
NamasteAlive Face Mask Chain ($15; etsy.com)
Personalize yours with your name in adorable letter beads.
Thedarlingcorner Face Mask Chain ($10; etsy.com)
Extremely versatile, these come in thick or thin gold or silver metal, as well as brown, black or beige leather.
TheSleepyCottage Mask Chain Necklace with Tassels in Blossom (starting at $14.40; etsy.com)
This long brass chain is adorned with bright pagoda tassels at each end for an extra girly touch.
FireflyFeelingBright Face Mask Chain ($7; etsy.com)
So sweet, with the tiny multicolored beads.
DearMia Face Mask Chain Gold Necklace (starting at $10.50; etsy.com)
Choose from five 18-karat gold-plated chain styles, and yours arrives packaged in a lovely gold box, too.
Idreamofjewelsonetsy Face Mask Classic Chain Link Lanyard ($18; etsy.com)
The chain link is woven with faux black leather for a chic effect.
HappiBoxShop Acrylic Face Mask Strap ($16.99; etsy.com)
We’d wear this cool acrylic chain link piece as a necklace even without the face mask.
AlexKBoutique Face Mask Lanyard ($6.99; etsy.com)
Available in neon shades and patterns, these face mask necklaces have a retro feel.
Cheleaccesorios Face Mask Chain ($19.99; etsy.com)
There are four styles to choose from here, including small and big links, as well as iterations with hearts and pearl beads.
CreativeDesignsByVMS Face Mask Chain Holder ($9.99; etsy.com)
We love the chunky black chain — and these also come in gold, silver, platinum, copper and gunmetal, and attach with large lobster claws for easier on and off action.
HopebyHannah HBH Face Mask Chain ($19.20, originally $24; etsy.com)
These Figaro pearl, paper clip and twisted cable chains can be made in a custom length, up to 28 inches.
BuChiDesignz Face Mask Necklace (starting at $12.99; etsy.com)
These come with a number of choices of bead colors, if you’re a mask coordination type of person.
HappiBoxShop Face Mask Holder ($9.99; etsy.com)
Pick from rose or yellow gold or silver, or pink or black faux leather, for this simple, pretty chain.
TitletownPride Face Mask Necklace ($18.20; etsy.com)
Stainless steel and 29 inches in length, this option is formidable.
Unusuallyshop Mask Lanyard (starting at $16.80; etsy.com)
These glitzy options, in crystal and pearl as well as gold and silver, make mask chains an occasion.
Eyewearglamour Stainless Steel Chain Mask Holder ($15; etsy.com)
This one, from an eyewear accessory maker, also comes in a number of metals and leathers.
MelanieMirabel Ava 2-in-1 Face Mask and Eyeglass Chain (starting at $29.42; etsy.com)
These chains are constructed in 24-karat gold-plated brass chains, and the shop will engrave your initial onto the back of the oval charms at the end of the chain.
PrettyConnectedShop Face Mask Chain Necklace Straps ($36; etsy.com)
These popular, chunky chains double as a serious bling statement, and when face mask wearing has passed, can be used as camera or bag straps.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed prices at the time of publication.