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Free Chain Maille Tutorials (12/3/2014)

2014 December 3

I found some good chainmaille patterns for you today. There is one article on using metric instead of inches/fractions when you design, teach or write instructions for chainmaille. I also like the video on strengthening your hands and fingers…which you need for chainmaille.

Beautiful DIY Chainmaille Patterns

Beautiful DIY Chainmaille Patterns

Beautiful DIY Chainmaille Patterns Fri, 07 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800

Did you know? That chainmaille is also known as “mail” or “maille”, which literally means armor. It is usually made from metal rings that are connected together in various patterns to create a protective mesh. I bet you don’t know that this type of protective gear is mostly used by several shark divers and butchers as well!

Chain Maille E-Book Collection Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Interweave Press–publishers of Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry magazine–on a new kit that will accompany their new e-book, The Ultimate Chain Maille Collection. Color My World will use B3 aluminum and rubber jump rings and is the only kit included in the price of this e-book bundle.

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.

Turkish Round Chain Maille Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:00:00 -0700

I can see why Gay found a book pattern difficult to fathom.  Many people learn chain maille better from a video or an instructor in a class.  That’s because the instructor can demonstrate the little tricks it takes to accomplish a weave.

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.

No Inch Fractions for Chainmaille – Use Metric Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:13:08 -0700

If you are going to get good at making chainmaille, you will end up doing math. You can do it the hard way by using inches and fractions of inches, or you can do it the easy way by using decimals and millimeters, i.e., metric system.

Chainmail Basic Tutorial

This is my chain mail video. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Just some tips I’ve learned. The “oil rig” is a 3/16th metal dowel inserted into a…

Finger & Hand Exercises for Crafters (chainmaille tips)

Learn some simple techniques for strengthening your hands and fingers. These tips are great for crafters who experience fatigue. Business owner and author Re…

Make Your Own Chainmail

Learn how to make patches of chainmail. Using the instructions in this video you will have all information needed to craft your own chainmail!

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