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Chain Maille Jewellery

Did you catch the latest Take a Make Break video tutorial? Sarah went over the basics of Chain Maille which looks quite complicated but it’s actually really easy to pickup, making it a great skill to add to your jewellery making.bdkit516 To begin with all you really need is a pair of round nose and flatnose pliers, jumprings (a whole bunch of them) and your favourite crystal beads. If you’re put off by the many jumprings that need opening there’s a tool for that! Sarah uses the Beadalon Jumpring Tool that slides onto your finger that makes it SO much easier as you don’t need to fiddle with two pairs of pliers.

As your develop your Chain Maille skill you may wish to progress onto more intricate techniques  – like the Dragonscale Weave! For just £3.49 you can pick up a Beadalon Chain Maille book to help advance your Chain Maille designs with step by step instructions. See how easy it is for yourself in the video below!


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  • Reply Jyoti shokeen August 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Chainmaille jewelery is just so popular. I love these patterns and new creative designs that Chainmaille artists are coming up with.!

  • Reply Geraldine Spiteri August 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I love these designs and will definitely try my hand at them!

  • Reply Lisa Childers September 6, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I haven’t done the chain maille yet but now I am. LOVE this bracelet.

  • Reply Helen September 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I’d love to make this bracelet but what size Jump rings are they made with?

    • Katrina
      Reply Katrina October 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Helen! This is made with 10mm and 6mm jump rings 🙂
      Send us a piccy if you do make one – we would love to see it!

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