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Free Chain Maille Tutorials (10/1/2014)

2014 October 1

 Are you feeling medieval today? Even if you aren’t… even if you can’t wrap your brain around chain maille (or your hands), you have to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes in chain maille. Chain maille runs the gamut from easy to hard – simple to complicated. If you have been to intimidated to try it, find a class at your local bead store. They can suggest something appropriate for your skill level.

DIY Chainmail Necklace

DIY Chainmail Necklace

DIY Chainmail Necklace Tue, 08 Nov 2011 04:00:34 -0800

Did you know that chainmail was the earliest form of metal armor and was invented as early as 300BC by the ancient Celts? Used as protective armor for centuries by multiple cultures, it’s still being made today – often in the form of jewelry. It’s a method I was determined to teach myself years ago as a jewelry designer and I’m so excited to share the most simple chainmail necklace tutorial. Don’t let the process intimidate you, it’s actually quite easy! So grab your pliers and let’s get medieval . . .

Chainmaille Pt 1 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:04:25 -0700

Artists have been adapting and creating new chainmaille for years. Just as embroidery has different stitches and knitting has cables and lace, chainmaille has “weaves.” These weaves fall into “families” based on their general method of construction. This first picture is Byzantine, a very popular weave in the European family. The second picture is Oriental 4-in-1, from the Oriental family. You can see how distinct they look. They’re woven in very different ways.

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorials

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorials

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorials Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:30:00 -0800

Of all the chain maille weaves, the Byzantine or birdcage is perhaps one of the most attractive for jewelry. It looks intricate but is actually one of the easiest to learn and there are many lovely variations. It’s my favorite weave. You can mix metals or use colored metal for more visual interest as can be seen with this copper accented bracelet I made.

How to Make Easy Chain Maille Earrings Tutorials Sat, 20 Feb 2010 04:00:00 -0800

Chain maille is a labor intensive technique so earrings are super to make if you prefer fast projects. If you’ve never done chain maille before but wish to have a go, some of these tutorials will help you get started. It’s useful to know if you like opening and closing rings and working in a 3D environment. Some may help you explore other weaves if you’ve never done them before.

Jens Pind Chainmaille Photo Tutorial

Jens Pind Chainmaille Photo Tutorial

Jens Pind Chainmaille Photo Tutorial Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:13:00 -0700

Today in the studio I have been working on a new Chainmaille weave for a variety of items and the post is packed with photos.  The Jens Pind Linkage or JPL for short is a spiral weave and very much like a rope pattern.  The tight AR (Aspect Ratio) of the rings locks them into place and keeps the weave from unwinding.

Kinged Vipera Berus Chainmaille

not the best video on the planet but i hope it will help some of you that havent been able to get it to work for you. this is my first video like this and it…

The Making of the Bluebell Chainmaille Bracelet

I took this video of me making the Bluebell Chainmaille Bracelet, which has more pictures (and is for sale) here:…

Ornate Chain Maille Bracelet

Video shows and tells you how to make an ornate Chain Maille Bracelet Copyright © Cheryl Mayberry, 2014 – Rerecording this video tutorial will result in a co…

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