Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings. , Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . Delightful round silver chain maille tops surround Czech glass spikes.
Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Delightful round silver chain maille tops surround Czech glass spikes. These fabulous spikey beads add a geometric modern edge to your designs.

Materials

28 Gauge Round Dead Soft .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-28D
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.24
  • Gold Club Price: $0.18
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20g AWG (0.8mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 5/32” (4.1mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 22.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 22.00 each
20g AWG (0.8mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 1/8” (3.2mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 40.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 40.00 each
Czech glass spike beads 6mm x 14mm in matte crystal white
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 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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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 2.00 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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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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Instructions
Step 1
With an open small ring, add 2 closed small rings and 2 closed big rings and close the ring. Arrange the rings so the 2 small ones are on one side and the 2 big rings on the other side. The rings don't sit flat, one side is higher than the other. Check that your rings have the high side at the top (red dots). If not just turn the piece over and check that it now looks the same as the picture.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , jump rings chain maille
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , jump rings chain maille
Step 2
With an open small ring go down into the bottom small ring and up through the bottom big ring add a closed big ring and a closed small ring and close the ring. Arrange the rings so the small ring sits below the other small rings and the big ring is below the other big rings.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille jump rings
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille jump rings
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille jump rings
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille jump rings
Step 3
Continue to add rings in this way until you have 10 rings in each vertical outside column and 9 rings in the middle column.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille jump rings
Step 4
To form the chain maille into a circle take an open big ring and go through the 10 small rings which are on the left side of the chain maille piece and close the ring. Photo shows this added ring in copper to make it easy to see.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , jump rings chain maille
Step 5
To connect the two ends together take an open small ring and go down into the small ring on the right hand side edge and up through the big ring. With this open ring now go through the small ring and the large ring from the edge on the left hand side and close the ring. Chain nose pliers make it easier to close the ring. I have shown this ring in copper. If you are having trouble with this ring check that the tops of your rings as mentioned in step 1 are the same as in the photo, if not just turn the piece over. Make 2.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , chain maille
Step 6
Cut a 3" (7.5cm) piece of 28g wire and place a glass spike in the center of the wire. Bend both ends up the sides of the spike and along the top so they meet in the center of the top of the spike. Make a small wrapped loop by winding both ends around the round nose pliers and then wrapping the ends around the wire under the loop. The spike needs to be held firmly by the wire, if it is loose it won't hang down straight. If it needs to be tightened hold the loop and twist it the same way as the wrapping until it is tight. Do this slowly as the wire is fine and can break.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , string the spike bead
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a wrapped loop
Step 7
The wrapped loop goes up through the center of the chain maille piece. If your loop is too wide to fit through the space, gently squash it just flat enough to fit through and then round the loop again on the round nose pliers.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , thread the bead charm into the middle of the chain maille
Step 8
To make the ear wires cut 2 pieces of 20g wire 2" (5cm) long, flush cut both ends. Wrap the wire around a ½" (12.5mm) mandrel to form a near circle. Make a small loop on one end. With your pliers place them near the middle of the wire, making the end with the loop slightly longer, and push the 2 sides slightly together till they have the shape you want. Work harden the ear wires in a tumbler or using a mallet on the steel block. Make 2 and attach them to the loop holding the glass spike.
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make an ear wire
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , make a loop
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , bend the center of the wire slightly
Kylie Jones's Chain Maille Czech Glass Spike Earrings.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , attach the ear wires