Chainmaille Jewelry

I’ve been puttering around teaching myself how to make chainmaille (or chainmail) jewelry. Online tutorials, books, purchasing of tools and cheap jump rings, practicing making various types of weaves. It’s all been great fun, except for when the pliers slip and I jam my own hand with the pointed ends.

I finally couldn’t wait any longer, bought some sterling silver jump rings, and made my first actual bracelet, in what is called an orbital ring weave. I’m so pleased with how it turned out. I’ve included a full picture and a details photo below. Looking at them, I think maybe I should learn photography, since they are oddly shiny and fuzzy. Ah well…

Detail of sterling silver chain mail bracelet Orbital Ring Chain Mail Bracelet

2 Comments on Chainmaille Jewelry

  1. Annie
    April 17, 2014 at 1:14 am (3 years ago)

    Cool!

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  2. mrsjones
    May 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks, Annie! I’m really enjoying learning this craft. It has the ability to make me enter that state where time seems to be suspended. And it helps me focus on my breathing. I concentrate on breathing steadily in and out every time I close a jump ring, and focus on trying to relax and move from my shoulders. It’s oddly soothing.

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