I found a BUNCH of chain maille patterns for you today – some I have never seen or heard of. Designers are getting really creative with new weaves and including all kinds of beads, colors, etc. in them. I especially like the 3D Christmas Tree.
11 different PDF tutorials including Rolling Byzantine, Viper Basket Weave, Loopy Loop, Circles, Celtic Squares, Queens Links (Box Chain), Celtic Mandala, Drop Pearl Bracelet, Rivoli Bracelet, Pearl Cuff and Fyre Worm.
For this tutorial you will need rings with an aspect ratio (AR= inner diameter – ID divided by the wire diameter – WD) of at least 3.8 and two pairs of chain nose pliers. For both methods, I will use rings with WR=0,95 mm and ID=4 mm.
Make this fun 3D Christmas tree that can be used as a tree or table decoration, or just make one side and add a trunk for a festive tree pendant. The finished tree is 4cm tall (before the loop is added).
Helm Chain, also known as Parallel Chain, is an appealing, simple weave. Helm chain creates “orbitals”, or rings not linked to any other rings that are trapped inside the weave due to a sandwiching affect. These instructions are geared toward a beginner.
This tutorial will show you a lovely but simple technique for creating Chain Maille Rosette Links. Use these easy chainmaille instructions to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets–anything! It’s a more feminine take on chain maille jewelry design.