A Begginners Guide to Making Chainmaille Jewelry.

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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.
1.Needlenose pliers
2.Cutting pliers (diagnol cutters)
3.Wire if you have any gauge higher than 16g it is great for jewelry
4.Your hands duh!
5.This instructable
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice instructions except your finished product includes mobius rosettes which you didn't mention at all. I don't know if I can post an outside link here but for those who want to learn the mobius rosettes here is a great web page:

    http://www.making-beaded-jewelry.com/mobius-chainm...

    For beginners these rosettes appear to be made with three rings.

    just a random helpful tip...

    when you are gonna take pictures so close up with

    change the settings on the camera to the macro setting it lets you take REALLLYYY close up pictures with out them getting blurry.

    Takes an Apple dude to state the obvious!

    ok the Instructable was a real good idea but, the pictures weren't so good... (no offense) I just couldn't tell what steps 4-6 was. I'm new to this jewelry so that could be why. oh btw, where did you get the silver for the project? oh and! since you're taking macro pictures try holding the camera further away and zooming in (may require a tripod) ;)

    In the picture on the first slide it said that it was just typical electrical fence wire which is made out of aluminum.

    The one that was bent wrong was aluminium and one on right was silver you cvan get it at ringsandmore.com

    The best site to use is www.theringlord.com

    i order ALL my rings there and they are consistiant from batch to batch. They also have a hughe selection to choose from.

    i cant get that website to work when i tryed to use it all that came up was

    Oops! This link appears broken.
    DNS error occurred. Server cannot be found.

    could you make the 4 step more informative? Because i do not understand what to place where. Every time i try to place the ring it get's into the wrong place.