Chained eBook

Chained is a real must-have for any artist looking to explore the art of chain mail. No other book has as many techniques & step-by-step projects showing you the ins and outs of working with jump rings.
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You’ll Love This Chain Mail Jewelry eBook If:

  • You want to learn how to work with chain mail
  • You love the convenient PDF format allowing you instantly access your content
  • You love the look of chain mail jewelry and want to learn how to make them on your own

Chained is a real must-have for any artist looking to explore the art of chain mail. No other book has as many techniques & step-by-step projects showing you the ins and outs of working with jump rings. Great for artists new to chainmail as well as more experienced weavers, Chained by Rebeca Mojica is like no other book. Learn how to combine metal jump rings into beautiful & intricate designs, and discover many variations on these designs giving you an infinite amount of possibilities. With a beautiful, modern take on this ancient art, this eBook goes way beyond armor.

Options included in this chainmail eBook shows you how to make chainmail jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and more. Choose your favorite colors, and metals then customize the size of your project to fit your style. Rebeca shares inspiration & tips for making every piece of chain mail jewelry your own unique stamp. Get your pliers, piles of jump rings, and inspiration together and weave your way to one-of-a-kind jewelery!

In the Chained eBook You’ll Learn:

  • How to work open & close jump rings & many more techniques
  • Tips for weaving chain mail & more with 22 step-by-step projects
  • How to give this ancient art a more modern twist with new weave designs
A Word From the Author:
"You’ll find more technique instruction in Chained than in any other book on this subject. Through more than 1,000 hours of teaching, I’ve learned the common stumbling blocks and questions students have. I’ve included the tips and tricks I’ve acquired over the years to help you save time and avoid frustration. I’ll help you navigate the confusing world of ring sizes with conversions between metric and imperial measurements. I can’t completely tear down the mathematical barriers surrounding chain mail, but I’ve tried to at least provide ladders and loopholes to those needing them." — Rebeca Mojica

Check Out This Excerpt From Chained:

How Jump Rings Are Made
Chain mail is composed of tiny metal circles called jump rings. A jump ring is made by taking a length of wire and wrapping it around a rod, known as a mandrel, to make a coil. In metalsmithing classes, students generally do this by hand. Serious chain mail weavers will use an electric setup, either attaching the mandrel to a power screwdriver or drill, or by using jump ring making tools.

Once a coil is made, it is then cut with wire cutters or with a saw. Rings that are cut with wire cutters are often referred to as "pinch-cut" rings, since the ends of the rings are squeezed until they break, thereby creating points on the ends of the ring. Saw-cut rings are preferable for jewelry, as the saw creates a perfect line, known as a kerf, through the metal. This line allows you to close the ring seamlessly.

Some people find it satisfying to create jump rings and have control over the entire chain mail process. There is specific information in other books, and notably on the Internet, on how to make your own jump rings. The organization M.A.I.L. ( mentioned on the previous page is an excellent resource for this type of information. If you suspect you’re one of those people who would love making your own rings, I encourage you to seek out this information and give it a go!

Many people prefer to be "weavers rather than spinners" and simply purchase pre-made jump rings. A decade ago it was difficult to find reliable sources for jump rings, but as chain mail has grown in popularity, many companies have started to offer chain mail supplies (see Recommended Suppliers and Resources on page 142).

Throughout this book, I’ll refer to a few measurements with regard to jump rings. The inner diameter and the wire diameter are most important, and we’ll discuss these concepts on pages 16 and 17.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU W1243
Product Type eBook
File/Trim Size 143 MB
File Type PDF
ISBN 13 9781440313875
Author/Designer Rebeca Mojica
Technique Metalsmithing
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