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Chain Maille Tutorials (4/13/2015)

2015 April 13

While I haven’t done any chainmaille in a while, I still love the look of it. I recently had some beadweaving friends discuss how they’d like to learn chainmaille, but all the classes seem too complicated. I think I’ll teach my Japanese Chainmaille class again, as I found it is the easiest to start with for a beginner.

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 Shaggy Loops Chainmaille Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:57:18 -0700

We’ve started making videos to compliment our tutorials in order to better offer you more ways to strengthen your chainmaille skills. We’re beginning with the projects that have free PDF tutorials. Shaggy Loops is a great introductory weave that has many variations, from simple ring size substitutions to advanced designs that incorporate color fades and very tough rings.

Japanese 12 in 1 Chainmaille Tutorial

Japanese 12 in 1 Chainmaille Tutorial

Japanese 12 in 1 Chainmaille Tutorial Sat, 14 Sep 2013 03:45:42 -0700

Using this tutorial you can also do the Japanese 12 in 2 chainmaille model… You can start in multiple ways – either with the big rings closed and the small ones opened, or inverse, or using the free style (opening and closing each ring at its time). The small rings, when closed, tend to be deformed by the opposition made by the rings inside of them. Because of this I prefer to carefully pass opened big rings through closed small rings as method, like you will see in this tutorial.

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.

Chainmaille Geometric Jewelry

Chainmaille Geometric Jewelry

DIY Fashion: Geometric Jewelry Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:05:06 -0700

A craft that primarily uses circular jump rings to come together may not be the first thing that comes to mind for creating sharp lines and corners, but chainmaille can go total geometric if you want it to.  For this post, we decided to explore what you could create with a simple technique of creating triangular shapes with European 4-in-1 (mesh).  The more we played, the more ideas we came up with and what you see in this post is just the beginning.  We can’t wait to see what these ideas stir in your own creative mind!

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

Did you know that chainmaille 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 chainmaille necklace tutorial. Don’t let the process intimidate you, it’s actually quite easy! So grab your pliers and let’s get medieval . . .

Colorful Byzantine Earrings Chainmaille Tutorial

A tutorial on how to make chainmaille (byzantine) earrings. I used some colorful jump rings instead of my usual favorite: silver.

Tutorial: Weaving Chainmaille Keychains European 4-in-1

For weaving Box Chain, M.A.I.L. recommends using rings with an AR of about 5.1, but it can be made from rings with an AR of as little as 3.8.

Crystal Elf Weave Chainmail Bracelet Tutorial

Join Colin and make a stunning pair of earrings based on the byzantine chain style. This design will hone your chain making skills and brighten up your earring wardrobe!


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