Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings, Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Streamlined modern chainmaille earrings.
Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Streamlined modern chainmaille earrings. This beautiful intricate box chain pattern is easy to learn and has a neat geometric look. The light amethyst Swarovski crystals fit perfectly and add a touch of old world romantic style.

Materials

Swarovski aquiline crystals top drilled 18mm x 6.5mm in light amethyst
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
20 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.64
  • Gold Club Price: $1.23
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20g AWG (0.8mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 5/32” (4mm) jump ring Sterling Silver
  • Lesson Quantity: 28.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20g AWG (0.8mm) (ID) 1/8” (3.2mm) jump ring Sterling Silver
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
20g AWG (0.8mm) (ID) 3/16” (4.8mm) jump ring Sterling Silver
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

Flat Nose Wire Plier
G2-506
  • G2-506
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Premium Jump Ring Mandrels - Set of 2
G7-50
  • G7-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Wire Rounder Set, 3 pieces
G14-20
  • G14-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.97
  • Gold Club Price: $9.73
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5/8 Inch Double Rubber/Nylon Head Hammer - Pack of 1
G3-26
  • G3-26
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.97
  • Gold Club Price: $3.73
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Instructions
Step 1
Place 2 closed rings on an open ring and close the ring. Add another ring in the same place to make 2 links, each with 2 rings.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , place 2 rings on an open ring
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the ring
Step 2
The next photos show the steps with different colored rings to make the pattern very clear. Twist a piece of scrap wire around both rings of the left hand link. Fold black the 2 rings from the right hand link (shown in gold), one on each side of the 1st link. Part the 2 rings from the first link (shown in silver) and with an open ring go through both of the folded back gold rings, close the ring. Add another ring in the same place.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , twist a piece of wire around two rings
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , fold back two rings
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add an open ring
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , close the ring
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a second ring
Step 3
Add another 2 ringed link and fold these 2 rings back, exactly the same as in step 2. Part the 2 rings that enclose the folded back rings (shown in silver), take an open ring and go through both of the folded back rings, close the ring. Add another ring in the same place.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another link
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , fold back the rings
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add an open ring
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add a second ring
Step 4
Repeat step 3 to add another box to the chain.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , add another link
Step 5
Place an aquilene crystal on a large 3/16" ring, add a small 1/8" ring so it sits at the front of the crystal. Attach this large ring to the last box of the chain maille piece in between the 2 hanging rings.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach a crystal
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach a crystal
Step 6
Take an open small 1/8" ring and go through the 2 rings at the beginning of the chain maille exactly where the wire tie was, and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach a small jump ring
Step 7
To make the ear wire take a piece of 20g wire about 2" long. Make a loop in one end. Shape the wire around the mandrel and shape the tail end how you like. Smooth the end and work harden with a hammer or tumbler. Attach the ear wire to the small 1/8" ring.
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a loop
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , bend the wire over the mandrel
Kylie Jones's Box Chain Crystal Drop Earrings - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , bend the end of the wire out a bit