Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day tomorrow. The first chain maille project I found is for “Love Cage Captured Bead Chainmaille”. How appropriate for Valentine’s Day! There is a cool video tutorial for a Chain Maille Dragon Key Chain. Ladies, you might want to make this for your man. Enjoy!
So if you’re feeling romantic (or just like flowers, candy, and the colors red and pink), the Creative Cupids have projects for you (plus a link-up for you to share your love inspired projects), starting with…the Love Cage!
Chainmaille has taken some artistic turns since its earliest form of metal armor dating back to the 4th century. Maybe it is the simplicity of opening and closing jump rings that has made this technique so accessible to many. This technique is a trend that is showing up again and again. Here are 9+ Chainmaille Inspirations to get you started!
This is my attempt to show an easy way to make a hacky sack / juggle ball. I thought this was an easier way until I started taking pictures and trying to explain how I did each step. If you hold the ball and look at the center,,, you should be able to still see the pentagon shape around the edges.
Back at Bead Fest, I purchased a few chainmaille kits from HyperLynks. There are so many weaves I want to learn and kits are the best way to do this. HyperLynks carries a wide variety of kits and they all come with instructions, quality rings and findings. You just need to supply the pliers.