Top 5 Weaves for Chain Mail Beginners

By on January 6, 2016
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Tip for January 6th 2016

Top 5 Weaves for Chain Mail Beginners

by Marilyn Gardiner

If you are interested in learning how to make Chain Mail – then you’ll love our upcoming tips from Marilyn Gardiner. Not only does she give you some great tips – but shows you her top five patterns, links and photos to help you get started down the right path!

Marilyn says:

Are you thinking about trying out chain mail when you make your next piece of jewelry?

There’s a growing interest in this very old craft (think armour and middle ages) that is gaining in popularity. The evidence includes a growing stream of new chain mail books being published, projects in wire work and bead magazines, and advertising by vendors of jump rings and pliers suited for chain mail.

Just as bead work has peyote stitch, and knitting has the purl stitch, chain mail also has traditional patterns or weaves.

Here are my Top 5 patterns that I think every beginner should master—along with the best, FREE tutorial links I could find.

1. Byzantine:
Byz Br Rev3192

Byzantine Jump Ring Chain #1

Byzantine Chain Tutorial #2

Byzantine and Box Chain Tutorial #3

Byzantine Chain Tutorial #4

2. Double Spiral

Double Spiral Earrings

Double Spiral Weave

3. Möbius Ball
Mobius Flower Earrings

Mobius Ball – Click on “For our Students” then on Mobius Ball

Mobius Chain Mail tutorial

4. Parallel (aka Helm Chain)

Parallel chain – Click on “For our Students” then on Parallel Chain

Helm Chain Tutorial #2

Helm Weave Chain Tutorial #3

Helm Chain – The Easy Way

5. Japanese Flower:

The Japanese Flower

Japanese 12-in-2 Flower   –  Click on “For our Students” then on Japanese 12-in-2 Flower

Japanese 12-in-2 Chain Mail


Get started today with Marilyn’s great tips for her Top 5 Chain Mail Weaves and Tutorials!

Happy Wrapping!

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    January 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Hi Marilyn thanx so much for these tips. I am going to practice and I will be ready for when you come to Toronto in April to teach