Intro: Spike Scale Chainmaille Earrings
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. :)
20 aluminum scales (You can use plain or colored scales)
2 Medium Jump Rings - L16 anodized aluminum (16 SWG 1/4” / 6.4 mm)
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.
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.
Repeat step 1 by adding the remaining 4 pairs. You can use a pair of colored scales in the center if desired.
Before closing your ring, add the earwire. Repeat steps 1-3 to make the other earrings and you're done!