Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time
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Unchain your creativity!
Whether you are new to chain mail or a seasoned weaver, Chained will introduce you to the art of combining metal jump rings into intricate designs, in a new way. No other book shows how to use so many weaves in so many ways, or gives this ancient art such a beautiful and modern twist. Techniques once used for armor now have a new life and can be used to create elegant adornments.
Open Chained and find:
- Clear, detailed step-by-step photos that will take you from opening and closing jump rings to finishing your first (or fiftieth!) project
- Easy-to-navigate "Weave in a Nutshell" options for many weaves that will show advanced chain mail weavers the weave of a project in just a few steps
- 22 beautiful projects plus dozens of variations, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants, each with its own skill level and time investment rating
- Endless options: choose your favorite colors, your favorite metals, customize the size of your project, and find inspiration to add your own unique stamp to any piece of chain mail jewelry
Gather your pliers and piles of jump rings and weave your way to beautiful jewelry with Chained.
specific information in other books, and notably on the Internet, on how to make your own jump rings. The organization M.A.I.L. (www.mailleartisans.org) mentioned on the previous page is an excellent resource for this type of information. If you suspect you're one of those people who would love making your own rings, I encourage you to seek out this information and give it a go! Here, a coil is being created on a mandrel in a drill. Many people prefer to be “weavers rather than spinners” and
mandrel is significantly larger than a copper ring wrapped around the same mandrel. This is because steel is tougher, and it springs back more. The same metal in different gauges wrapped around the same mandrel will yield different IDs, because springback differs depending on the gauge. Even within a metal, different tempers cause varied springback. Note also that different suppliers have different methods of wrapping, resulting in different springbacks even if the wire gauge and metal are the
www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/resources/newsletter/2008/08-03.php and www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/faq/3_ProjectHelp.php Recommended Suppliers & Resources JUMP RINGS AND CHAIN MAIL SUPPLIES BLUE BUDDHA BOUTIQUE Chicago, Illinois www.BlueBuddhaBoutique.com (866) 602-RING (7464) firstname.lastname@example.org Kits and supplies to make every project in this book, plus countless other chain mail supplies. C&T DESIGNS www.candtdesigns.com email@example.com (719) 337-6131 A
between both. Adding to the confusion, wire gauges are not consistent across metal types. You should always ask your supplier for the exact measurements of the rings to ensure you are buying what you need. The jump rings in this book will be listed using a letter/number system. The letter represents the inner diameter of the ring and the number indicates the wire gauge. Conversions to traditional fractional inches and millimeters will be given, or you can use the charts in this section and on
steel and bronze rings in 18 gauge and 16 gauge, as well as some 14 gauge rings in softer metals. Duckbill pliers for thick rings, usually 10 gauge to 12 gauge sterling silver, and 12 gauge to 14 gauge base metal. I sometimes use them for high aspect ratio 16 gauge rings in all metals. I often dip my plier jaws in plastic coating — the brand I prefer is Tool Magic. The coating allows me to work faster without worrying about marring the rings or scratching off the color. I dip the pliers once,