Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet. , Chain Maille Jewelry. Making Chain, Chain Making . European 6 in 1 is a traditional chain maille weave with a dense decorative pattern.
Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.
by Kylie Jones
  • Category: Chain Maille
  • Technique(s): Chain Making
  • Skill Level: Beginner
European 6 in 1 is a traditional chain maille weave with a dense decorative pattern. It makes gorgeous bracelets and can be used for collar necklace patterns.
Finished bracelet is 6.75" (17cm).

Materials

18g AWG (1mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 1/4” (6.5mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 181.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 181.00 each
18g AWG (1mm) Inner Diameter (ID) 5/32” (4.1mm)
  • Lesson Quantity: 4.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 4.00 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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Instructions
Step 1
To start the bracelet place 6 closed rings on an open ring and close the ring. Arrange the rings so you have a 3-1-3 chain. Take an open ring and go through the 3 rings on the right, add 3 closed rings and close the ring. Arrange the rings so you have a 3-1-3-1-3 chain. This small chain sets out the number of horizontal columns that will run the length of the band. This number is determined by how wide you want the piece to be, so in this bracelet there are 5 columns.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 2
To add a row of chain maille, you add 5 rings, one to each column. 3 of the rings will be added as closed rings and 2 will be added as open rings. None of the rings sit perfectly flat, each ring has a raised edge. Note the position of the raised edge in columns 2 and 4, the raised top part of the ring is on the left - shown with a blue dot. In columns 1, 3 and 5 the raised edge of the rings is on the right - shown with a red dot. If your rings don't look the same simply turn the chain over.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 3
With an open ring go up through the 2 front rings of column 1 and down through the 2 front rings of column 3, add 2 closed rings and close the ring. This step has added 1 ring to each of columns 1, 2 and 3.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 4
To add a ring to each of columns 4 and 5 take an open ring and go up through the front 3 rings of column 3 (the first of these 3 rings was added in step 3) and down through the front 2 rings of column 5, add a closed ring and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 5
Continue to add rows of chain maille, as set out in steps 3 and 4 until you have 37 rings in columns 1,3 and 5.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 6
To attach the clasp use the smaller rings. The 3 rings from the clasp must follow the same step pattern as the rings in the previous row. As you can see in rows 1, 3 and 5 the rings sit under the rings of the previous row, so the clasp rings need to be added underneath the last row. Take an open small ring and go up into the front ring of column 1 and down into the front ring of column 3, take the ends of the ring into the bottom and middle rings of the clasp and close the ring. With another small ring go up into the front ring of column 3 and down into the front ring of column 5, go through both the middle and top rings of the clasp and close the ring.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Step 7
Attach the other side of the clasp to the other end of the bracelet in the same way making sure the rings in the last row of the bracelet are underneath the rings of the previous row, if they are not, turn the chain maille piece over.
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet
Kylie Jones's Stainless Steel 6 in 1 Chain Maille Bracelet.  - , Chain Maille Jewelry, Making Chain, Chain Making , European 6 in 1 chain maille bracelet