Chained: Create Gorgeous Chain Mail Jewelry One Ring at a Time

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North Light Books, Nov 16, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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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.

 

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This book has got to be added to the library of every mailler or wannabe mailler out there! The pictures are outstanding - you can see each step. The detailed instructions make even the hardest of weaves understandable. For the beginning student, each section starts with an easy weave and then progresses to intermediate, advanced and expert. The beauty of this is that you are able to learn each weave (or review it) then go on to more difficult, intrecate variations. You'll feel like an expert in no time! The first chapter provides so much useful information for people who are new to chainmaille or to those who have been weaving for a while. By far, this is the best chainmaille book I have ever seen. 

should have been the first!

User Review  - maryoo1 - Overstock.com

THIS SHOULD BE THE FIRST BOOK IN ANY CHAIN MAILLERS LIBRARY! GREAT PICTURES CLEAR WRITING AND AWSOME CHARTS. LOVE IT!!! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Starting Out
9
Japanese
39
Byzantine
69
Helm
95
Coiled
121
Glossary
138
Inner Diameter Chart
140
Aspect Ratio Chart
141
Recommended Suppliers Resources
142
Index
143
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About the author (2010)

Rebeca Mojica is a self-taught artist who has mastered 70 distinct chain mail weaves and more than 100 variations. In 2003, she founded Blue Buddha Boutique to showcase her finished jewelry and provide kits and supplies to enthusiasts of this resurging craft. Mojica is the pre-eminent chain mail instructor in the Midwest. Her instructional projects have been published in books and magazines and her work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

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