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Chain Maille Tutorials (6/23/2015)

2015 June 23

There is a burning question I have about chainmaille… What is the proper spelling? I’ve seen chainmaille, chainmail, chain maille and chain mail. The most used variation seems to be “chainmaille” so I’m going to go with it. While you ponder my question and what answer you like, please try some chainmaille – I have a lot of “newbie” patterns today.

Chainmaille Jewelry Patterns

Chainmaille Jewelry Patterns

Arm Yourself With Chainmaille Jewelry Patterns Thu, 28 May 2015 09:00:45 -0700

There are dozens of chainmaille jewelry patterns to try, from dragon scale to Byzantine and the ever-popular Japanese 12-in-2 that results in a surprising flower pattern. Some, like the dragon scale, are not for the faint of heart but others are suitable for beginners who want to test the waters with chainmaille jewelry patterns. No matter your skill level, arm yourself with one of these chainmaille jewelry patterns — no horse or special armor required.

How to Make Shaggy Loops Chainmaille Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -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.

Easy Chain Maille Earrings Tutorials

Easy Chain Maille Earrings Tutorials

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.

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 Jewelry for Newbies

Chainmaille Jewelry for Newbies

Chainmaille Jewelry for Newbies Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:25:00 -0700

I’ve been having an education through my friend Sharyn, who’s recently fallen into the craft with a passion. She got me this Nouveau kit through Blue Buddha Boutique, and it’s a great beginner’s project; I finished in just a few hours with almost no prior experience. The instructions in chainmaille kits are usually sold separately, but right now this one’s free to download if you want to check it out. The Nouveau kit is only for the necklace & earrings, but there were enough pieces left over that I made up this bracelet, too:

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

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.

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