In this instructable, I will show how to make chain mail links out of copper wire. This technique can be used any pattern or style of chain mail, or could also be used to make armor, if you had the time, money, and skill.
An example of a bracelet I made with the English four and one pattern is also shown.

Step 1: Materials

For making chain mail, you will need:

Wire (you can usually find this at your local store. I used 16 gauge copper.)

Jewelry saw, and multiple blades. (A hack saw May work, but I'm not certain.)

A drill bit (pick a diameter you want the inside diameter of your links to be. The smaller gauge wire, the smaller you want your links to be.)

Needle nose pliers. (You may use two pair if you like.)

A sturdy vice.
<p>And then I will have all the links I will ever need! Thanks for sharing!</p>
I don't know. Depends on how good you get. Maybe two.
Back then... I believe they did it in maybe half a year ( maybe more I'm not certain ) but that's because that was their job. Nowadays... Probably a year ( or more ). But I still plan on making a mail best one day:)
<p>how many years would it take for me to make a chain link vest do you think? lol</p>
Very cool way to make the chain links. Bracelet looks good too.

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