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Don’t miss these free chainmaille beaded jewelry projects to increase your beading skills.
These four FREE chainmaille jewelry projects demonstrate how you can use this vital jewelry making technique to create different types of jewelry, such as chainmaille earrings, necklaces and bracelets, using a number of different chainmaille weaves. Use these jewelry-making instructions to showcase a favorite fancy two-strand clasp, highlight your favorite strand of beads, or show off your sense of color with a fun twist on the traditional Foxtail weave. You’ll also learn variations of the popular Byzantine weave, how to use a variation on the Helm weave to create a pair of chainmaille earrings, and a traditional Japanese chainmaille technique to create a spectacular bib necklace.
Must-Try, Chainmaille Necklace
Sara E. Graham’s Foxy Roxy necklace is a vibrant take on basic foxtail chain maille weave with colorful jump rings and handmade lampwork or ceramic beads. Who knew that metal necklaces could be so colorful? While most chainmaille jewelry is made from precious metal jump rings like sterling silver, lightweight anodized jump rings add a fun twist to traditional jewelry patterns. These colorful chainmaille supplies will have you thinking about your chainmaille patterns in a whole new way!
You’ll Love This Chainmaille Bracelet
Byzantine weave is one of the most popular of the traditional chain maille patterns, and this bracelet brilliantly adapts it to showcase a special two-strand clasp. Challenge yourself and create a stunning chain maille bracelet using this innovative chainmaille jewelry technique. Deanna Kittrell’s Gridlock Chain Bracelet is a soothing chainmaille jewelry project for your favorite two-strand jewelry clasp. Create this Byzantine weave variation one unit at a time for a substantial, intricate chainmaille bracelet.
Celtic Chainmaille Earrings
These outstanding chainmaille earrings are created using a Helm weave to capture a favorite bead in the center of what appears to be a Celtic knot. Learn how to create and use jewelry making tools to assemble breathtakingly intricate chainmaille jewelry. Advance your jewelry making skills when you learn how to capture your favorite glass or gemstone beads in Melissa Senetar’s Celtic Cage Earrings. They also make fabulous bracelet or necklace components, or a single spectacular pendant.
Victorian Floral Necklace Made From Jump Rings
Learn a traditional Japanese chainmaille technique when you create this bold bib necklace. Each individual component is created separately, then joined together to form a dramatic chainmaille centerpiece. This handmade necklace is the perfect way to showcase your skills, as well as a favorite strand of small gemstone beads. Jaclyn Craft’s Victorian Floral Necklace uses a Japanese 12-in-2 chainmaille weave to create an impressive bib-style necklace, accented with your favorite glass or gemstone round beads.
These free chainmaille jewelry projects could change the way you make beaded jewelry.
By learning just a few basic chainmaille jewelry patterns, you can learn how to make chainmaille jewelry for any occasion and using just about any kind of bead you like for adornment. Chainmaille jewelry supplies can be found at just about any local bead shop or craft store, and you can get started right now using jewelry tools that you already have at home.