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Chain Maille Tutorials (12/22/2015)

2015 December 22

 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.

Viper Basket Weave

Viper Basket Weave

11 Free Chain Maille Tutorials

http://www.udelovichchainmaille.com/

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.

Box Chain Tutorial

http://www.craftycristian.com/

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.

3D Chain Maille Christmas Tree

3D Chain Maille Christmas Tree

3D Chain Maille Christmas Tree

http://www.beadsisters.co.uk/library/pages/chain_maille_projects.htm

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 Tutorial

https://metalandmineral.wordpress.com/ October 10, 2011

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.

Chain Maille Rosette Links

Chain Maille Rosette Links

Chain Maille Rosette Links

http://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Chainmaille-Making-Chain/

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.

Really Easy Way to Start and Make the Full Persian Chain Mail Weave

http://www.instructables.com/member/beadinggem/

Many chain mail weaves are easy……once you get started. So here is a really simple solution to get you started on the Full Persian chain mail weave without tearing your hair out!

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