Create a pair of scale chainmail earrings in 3 easy steps! This design by Darlene Ostrowski shows how simple it can be to great 3-dimensional jewelry with just enough of a punky edge. :)

Materials List
20 aluminum scales (You can use plain or colored scales)

2 Medium Jump Rings - L16 anodized aluminum (16 SWG 1/4” / 6.4 mm)

2 earwires

You will also need two pairs of flat nose pliers to make this project. We recommend Euro Tool Ergos for people new to this craft.

Step 1:

Position the scales together in pairs following as shown and place them on the open ring. Note: The concave side of each scale should face each other so that the scales are “cupped” together instead of being stacked flush or flaring outward.

<p>These are so pretty! And I really like that you link directly to the items that you used for the project!</p>
<p>Looks Lovely!</p>
<p>Oh, love it! I even have some scales and rings laying around! Awesome! :)</p>

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Bio: B3 is all about showing folks how to create their own chainmaille jewelry. Using modernized versions of the same techniques used in medieval times, we ... More »
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