4 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Projects and Weaves + Guide to Aspect Ratio, Wire Gauge, ID and OD
Oh, little jump ring. You’re about to be in high demand, when all of the chain maille fans find out about our free eBook, 4 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns, Projects or Weaves, Plus Bonus Guide to Aspect Ratio, Wire Gauge, Inner Diameter and Outer Diameter.
In jewelry making we often use jump rings to connect other parts, securing a clasp to a necklace or charms to a bracelet; but you can also make jewelry with nothing but jump rings, too. This chainmaille jewelry making technique combines jump rings to create chains, knots, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and can be as simple or complex as you desire. Requiring little more than pliers to open and close the jump rings and a good supply of jump rings to work with, this useful way to make jewelry is an easy and versatile technique to add to your jewelry toolbox.
Your days of utilitarian tasks like connecting charms to a bracelet or a clasp to a chain are about to get a lot more exciting! Because newbies and pros alike are going to be coming for you when they see the four free chain maille jewelry projects they can make with instructions from our latest free eBook. They’ll be able to make chain maille earrings, a chain maille necklace, and two chain maille bracelets—so no matter what kind of chain maille jewelry they like to make, we have something for them—and they’ll need more of you to make it!
Sneak-Peek of the 4 FREE Chain Maille Jewelry Projects You’ll Make:
Five Minute Chainmaille Earring Instructions
Simple Knots Chainmaille Earrings by Denise Peck
These simple chainmaille earrings are the perfect way to show off a favorite pair of beads. This simple knot design is easy enough for jewelry makers of all abilities to be successful at creating. Because the design is so easy to create, you can make a pair in every color of the rainbow in no time at all. Follow the simple chainmaille jewelry instructions to create your own chainmaille earrings.
Chainmaille Bracelet Instructions
Vineyard Coils Bracelet by Sara (Graham) Richardson
Purple and green coils are slipped onto jump rings, transforming this simple chainmaille bracelet into a luscious design. These custom bracelet instructions are easy to follow, and the two-by-two chainmaille pattern is one that you can adapt to nearly any size. Follow the chainmaille bracelet instructions to create your own colorful bracelet design.
Chainmaille Necklace Instructions
Foxy Roxy Necklace by Sara (Graham) Richardson
The foxtail chain is a favorite of many jewelry artists. Dig some ceramic beads out of your stash, match to your favorite jump rings color and you are ready to get started with these jewelry making instructions. This handmade necklace pattern is a little more challenging, but take the time to learn the weave and you will be rewarded with a fun piece of chainmail jewelry. Give this chainmaille necklace a try and learn this fun method of chainmaille today.
Chainmaille Bracelet Nature Project
Honeycomb Hive Bracelet by Tammy Bowman
The honeycomb pattern is a beautiful rendition for those who love nature and gardening, and talk about style! This chainmaille bracelet takes its shape after linking hexagonal, honeycomb sections together and adorning them with buzzing bees! You can embellish this as your very own charm bracelet, too.
The Maths You Need to Know to Master Chainmaille Weaves
A Little Math by Karen Hung
Knowing how to weave jump rings into intricate patterns is only half the craft of chainmaille. To make a great looking chain, you must know the optimal ring size to highlight the pattern. If your rings are too big, the chain might be floppy and the handmade jewelry might lose its shape. Conversely, if the jump rings are two small, your chain might be inflexible, or you might not be able to weave the jump rings together at all. With this informative chainmaille jewelry tutorial, you will learn how to correctly identify the aspect ratio of the chains to fit the proper wire diameter to the pattern. Karen walks you step by step through the aspect ratio formula, which takes the inner diameter and wire diameter to find the perfect fit. The chainmaille tutorials cover various ways to use the formula, including using it to find alternative sizes, and includes a useful chart of common wire diameters to help you along the way. Learn how to identify the aspect ratio, inner diameter, outer diameter, wire diameter, and more with these chainmaille instructions.
You might look simple enough, jump ring, but you have your secrets. So we’ve compiled a guide to help folks make better chain maille jewelry using you, a bonus guide that’s all about you—about your little nuances of aspect ratios, your inner diameter and outer diameter measurements—so chain maille jewelry makers will be able to completely know and understand those terms in chain maille project instructions. It will also help them understand wire sizes and which wire gauges are best for different kinds of chain maille jewelry projects. (You know sometimes you can be tricky!)
Not only do you need just a few supplies, pliers and jump rings, it can be elegantly simple and beautifully complex. By incorporating jump ring jewelry into your repertoire—you’re sure to impress. If you’ve never tried making your own jewelry before, now’s your chance with this free chainmaille jewelry ebook.
So get ready to get busy, little jump ring! You’re going to be very popular when jewelry makers download our new free eBook, 4 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns, Projects or Weaves, Plus Bonus Guide to Aspect Ratio, Wire Gauge, Inner Diameter and Outer Diameter!