Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Black niobium and sterling silver chain maille flat cuff bracelet.
Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Black niobium and sterling silver chain maille flat cuff bracelet. This bracelet is made with the 4 in 1 chain maille weave which was used traditionally in armor to protect soldiers in battle. The colour change adds texture and drama and will also give you greater insight into how the weave fits together.

Materials

Black niobium jump rings 16g AWG 1.2mm Inner Diameter 3/16” (5mm),
  • Lesson Quantity: 127.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling silver jump rings 16g AWG 1.2mm Inner Diameter 3/16” (5mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 46.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.040) 18ga. (OD) 6mm Heavy (ID) 4.2mm - Pack of 10
K11-33
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $3.54
  • Gold Club Price: $2.66
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Sterling Silver Magnetic Clasp Tube/Bar 3 Strand 21mm - Pack of 1
K3-127
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Price: $8.57
  • Gold Club Price: $6.43
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Take an open black ring and place 2 closed silver rings and 2 closed black rings on the ring and close it. Take an open black ring and go through a silver and a black ring from the previous step that are sitting next to each other. Add a closed silver ring so it is next to the silver ring and a closed black ring so it sits next to the black ring and close the ring. This gives you a 2-1-2-1-2 chain.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , black and silver jump rings
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a silver jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the jump ring
Step 2
To begin to add the next row take an open black ring and go up through the first black ring of the previous row and down through the middle ring from the previous row, add 2 closed black rings and close the ring. Arrange the new rings so they conform to the pattern of the previous 2 rows.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the jump ring
Step 3
Take an open black ring and go up through the middle ring that was just added and the middle ring from the previous row and go down through the last black ring of the previous row, add a closed black ring and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another black jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the jump ring
Step 4
Continue to add rows in black as in steps 2 and 3 until you want to change the color. For this pattern I have done 5 rows of black. The next rows are added in the same way as before. The open rings that weave into the previous row I have kept as black and the rings that are added as closed rings I have changed to silver.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add two silver jump rings
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a third silver jump ring
Step 5
For this silver block I added another full row of silver and then 5 full rows of black.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another row of silver jump rings
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add five rows of black jump rings
Step 6
The next silver color change is made with 2 full rows of silver and then with the black color change I kept the weaving rings as silver and the closed rings were changed to black.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add two more rows of silver jump rings
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a row of black jump rings
Step 7
I did 5 rows of black and at this point the rest of the color change blocks are repeated from the last one to the first one.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add more rows of black jump rings
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another block of jump rings
Step 8
To attach the clasp position your chain maille so that the last row of chain maille, the row of silver rings, is sitting on top and not underneath the previous black row. See the red dots showing how the rings sit on top of the row before. If your chain maille doesn't look the same turn it over.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add the clasp
Step 9
Working with the smaller 19g rings take an open ring and go down into the first silver ring and out through the second silver ring. Now work both ends of the ring into the corresponding rings on the clasp, close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a small jump ring
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp
Step 10
Take another open 19g ring and go down into the second silver ring and out through the 3rd silver ring, work the ends of the ring into the rings on the clasp, the middle clasp ring is a tighter fit because of the 2 rings going into it, and close the ring. Attach the other end of the clasp in the same way.
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp
Kylie Jones's Black Niobium and Sterling Chain Maille Bracelet - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the clasp