this easy to follow instructable wil go through preparing the pop tabs and weaving them together to make your chain mail.
Step 1: Getting Pop Tabs Ready.
First, take some wire cutters (I actually used dog nail clippers) and cut the end of the tab that has a full circle, not the side with the half circle. Next, take the tab and put the uncut end inside a staple remover. Put it in all the way up to the bridge in the middle of the tab. Bend the tab down with your finger. Doing this will help the tabs lay over each other evenly. Do this with all of your tabs.
Step 2: Weaving the Tabs
Take one tab and link another pop tab in the top of the tab by sliding it through the cut in the first tab. do the same on the other side of the top of the tab and then connect them at the top. Keep following this pattern and go from there.