Intro to Chainmaille

We will be learning European 4-1, a basic chainmaille weave. The final project will be a bracelet.

What you will need:

2 pairs of pliers - chain nose and flat nose. Make sure your pliers do not have any teeth!

Jump rings - 100 each of 2 different colors

  • 18 gauge
  • 5mm
  • 4.1 aspect ratio . Bead Gallery has several colors to choose from. If you get them elsewhere, the most important thing to look for is the AR (Aspect Ratio). It must be right around 4 for the weave to lay properly.



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  • ann h.

    I enjoyed this and learned something new. I made earrings for my sister for Mothers' Day from the "chainmaille" practice pieces embellishing the bottom ring with a sterling silver bead from an old rosary - she like them and put them on immediately. :)

    May 14, 2014

  • Sutanuka B.

    Thanks julie ... :-)

    May 12, 2014

  • Connie B.

    Thanks, Julie!!

    May 8, 2014

  • Lee R.

    was planning on coming, but something came up...will see you as soon as possible.

    May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to change my RSVP but my granddaughter is ill and spending time with us.

    May 8, 2014

    • Connie B.

      Hope she feels better soon!

      1 · May 8, 2014

  • Connie B.

    I bought several sets of jump rings at Bead Gallery, so if you haven't had a chance to get some, don't let that stop you from coming to the meeting!!

    2 · May 7, 2014

  • ann h.

    I am so excited about this project and seeing everyone again! It has been waaay tooo long and I've missed each of you. My studio is still not set up; been in a million directions since summer 2013 and have done no jewelry at all but enjoyed some traveling. I will go to buy the above supplies this week - does WalMart carry the above does anyone know?

    May 5, 2014

    • Julie B

      I haven't checked Wal-Mart, if you find some there make sure they meet the specifications.

      May 5, 2014

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