Play with Chain Mail

Theresa D. Abelew
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20+ projects from 4 chain mail weaves!

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In Play with Chain Mail, readers will learn how to master the elaborate on four classic weaves in 20+ projects of all sizes, including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. The handy jump ring chart allows readers to use only a handful of cooper and aluminum ring sizes to complete all the projects. It's an easy, affordable way to get started with chain mail, master four weaves, and make colorful, wearable jewelry.
Author: Theresa D. Abelew
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 96
Color photos: 295
Author Bio
Theresa Abelew is Assistant Editor for Art Jewelry magazine. She sells her work in galleries and fairs and can be found on Pinterest and Etsy (her shop is 2 Dog Studios). In addition to making chain mail, Theresa is a fire dancer and performs in various venues in the Milwaukee area.
Table of Contents
Jump Rings
Chain Mail Vocabulary

- Classic Chain
- Color Fade Bracelet
- Wavy Path Bracelet
- Delta Dangle Earrings
- Scale Mail Rosettes

Box and Byzantine
- Classic Chain
- Wibbly Wobbly Bracelet
- Bubble Ring
- Dangle Earrings
- Subtle Spikes Bracelet

European 4-in-1
- Classic Chain
- Rosette 4-in-1 Bracelet
- Wave Headband
- Graduated Earrings
- Opposing Forces Bracelet

Helm Chain
- Classic Chain
- Diamond Bracelet
- Lotus Necklace
- Descending Earrings
- Scale Mail Necklace

Jump Ring Chart
About the Author

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” 

This little ditty was running through my head as I examined this book.  I was familiar with some of the designs, while others were brand new to me, such as those constructed with the striking blue scales and links pictured on the front cover.

The author takes the reader on playful exploration of the four major chain mail weaves producing 20+ interesting designs.  We are introduced to the basics of completing these projects; proper tools, materials, aluminum scales, and findings. These techniques are illustrated step by step with colored links.  All sizes of links are properly designated for the projects as pictured and are easy to follow.

Even though the weaves are rather elementary, all of the jewelry becomes new and exciting as presented in this book, “Play with Chain Mail.” - Ray Wenneker -
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