I just finished another chainmaille weave bracelet… again, a pattern for beginners, which is the appropriate level for me. I am very happy with how it turned out. It’s called the Helm weave. It’s made of sterling silver and has a nice heavy feel. I loved this weave because it has depth and looks amazing up close and in person.
I am thinking about my next piece, maybe a necklace, and maybe using colored jump rings of either aluminum or niobium.
I’m hoping to be able to take a class in chainmaille soon. It’s been just about impossible to find a local teacher, but I did find a woman who says she might teach a class at a local jewelry studio sometime in July.
We do live in an amazing time, with the ability to find all kinds of free tutorials in both print and video online, plenty of books on just about any topic for sale… but for me, there is always something better about being able to sit in person, in a class, and ask questions directly.