Introduction: A Begginners Guide to Making Chainmaille Jewelry.
It can be very satisfying to see a piece of amazing jewelry you made from wire to rings to jewelry.In this instructable i will teach you how to do this amazing thing.
Step 1: Whats Needed for Making Jewelry
The tools needed is readily availible at a local hardware store if you dont already have them.
2.Cutting pliers (diagnol cutters)
3.Wire if you have any gauge higher than 16g it is great for jewelry
4.Your hands duh!
6.A mandrel if you havent made on refer to an instructable called making a mandrel.
Step 2: Making Your Rings
This shouldnt take very long and it is self explanitary.Take your mandrel you either made or bought an coil it as much as you can trying to keep the coils as close together as you can.When your done with that cut each of them individiually.
Step 3: How to Open Your Rings
When opening your rings you want to move it up and down with the pliers not side to side.
Step 4: Learning the Byzantine Weave
This is a great looking weave that is easy to make and is a great begginners weave too.Now first put 2 open rings in 2 closed rings then another three open rings in the last 2 rings.
Step 5: Learning the Byzantine Weave Cont.
Now take the top rings and fold them down and then the rings over the ones you just folded down then there should be a little hole put your awl through that if you dont have an awl use a toothpick.
Step 6: Learning the Byzantine Weave Cont.
Now put a ring through where the awl was then put another ring through it and basically put another 2-2-2 ring set on it then repeat step 5.
Step 7: Finishing the Weave!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to finish this weave you need to repeat steps 4-6.Thankyou for reading my insrtuctable please comment and rate.Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!