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Keeping a beginner’s time, abilities, and budget in mind, The Absolute Beginners Guide Making Chain Mail Jewelry introduces jewelry makers to seven basic weaves. Eighteen fun, stylish projects follow, beginning with easy-to-make earrings, and progressing to bracelets and necklaces.In addition to practicing basic weaves and creating beautiful pieces, beginners will learn many other important skills. They will learn how to use chain mail to embellish leather and other materials, add crystal accents, make stretchable chain mail with rubber O rings, add color with anodized aluminum rings, and more!
Lauren Andersen has been weaving tiny jump rings for more than seven years. She teaches classes in chain mail at her local bead shops and major national craft shows. She is a member of the Beadalon Design Team and is a frequent guest on the popular television series Beads, Baubles, and Jewels and Jewelry Televisionís Jewel School.
Table of Contents
Introduction Basics 1. Tools 2. Materials 3. Workspace 4. Techniques Basic Chain Mail Weaves 1. European 4-in-1 2. Byzantine 3. Mobius 4. Spiral 5. Japanese 6. Shaggy Loops 7. Parallel or Helm’s Projects 1. 3-IN-3 Chain Necklace & Earrings 2. Shaggy Loop Earrings 3. Stitch Marker Set 4. Crystal Parallel Bracelet 5. Wedding Knot Bracelet 6. Twisted Rhinestone Bracelet 7. Rhinestone Hand Flower 8. Sideways Euro 4-in-1 Bracelet 9. Butterfly Earrings 10. Leather & Lace 11. Club 55 Bracelet 12. Expandable 4-in-1 Bracelet 13. Crystal Washer Bracelet 14. Crystal Cross Bracelet 15. Caterpillar Bracelet 16. Pink Ladder Bracelet 17. Connected Byzantine & Crystal Bracelet 18. European 6-in-1 Bracelet Glossary of Terms Used in Chain Mail Resources About the Author