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A simple technique with gorgeous results!
This set uses a simple technique to create a gorgeous finish. Hammering is not essential but I like the matt finish that it gives to the jump rings. Set some time aside though as it is not the quickest jewellery set to make!

All materials for this project can be found at www.beadsunlimited.co.uk

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  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a hammer and bench block to flatten five of your jump
    rings.

    Skip to step 3 if you are not going for a hammered finish.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a pair of multi pliers to gently squeeze back into the
    round.

    Skip this step if you are not going for a hammered finish.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 3
    Step 3

    Open four jump rings and put one rocaille on each one, alternating the colours and close the ring again.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next open one jump ring and hang the previous four on it and close the jump ring.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 5
    Step 5

    Open four more jump rings,
    add a rocaille to each and then
    close. Open another jump ring
    and hang the four from it. Attach
    this jump ring to the previous
    cluster ensuring you attach it in
    the middle of the four with
    rocailles on. Continue in this
    way until the piece is the
    desired length. My necklace is
    approximately 45cm

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach a jump ring to a trigger clasp and join to one end of
    your necklace and a chain of three hammered jump rings to the
    other.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a cluster of four jump rings in the same way and attach a second cluster of four. Add a cluster of three, then two and a final one to create a tapered effect. Attach a long ballwire
    to the centre jump ring of the first cluster of four.

  • How to make a chainmaille necklace. Jump Ring Jewellery - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make the bracelet in exactly the same way as the necklace.
    Mine is approximately 18cm including the clasp.

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Shirin L.
Shirin L. · Hong Kong, HK · 41 projects
Wow! This is so beautiful and luxurious! Thank you for the tutorial Happy
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RubyInGA
RubyInGA · Tifton, Georgia, US
Love it! Thanks for sharing!!
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