Synopses & Reviews
Unchain your creativity
Whether you are new to chain mail or a seasoned weaver, Chained will introduce you to the art of combining metal jump rings into intricate designs, in a new way. No other book shows how to use so many weaves in so many ways, or gives this ancient art such a beautiful and modern twist. Techniques once used for armor now have a new life and can be used to create elegant adornments.
Open Chained and find:
Clear, detailed step-by-step photos that will take you from opening and closing jump rings to finishing your first (or fiftieth ) project
Easy-to-navigate Weave in a Nutshell options for many weaves that will show advanced chain mail weavers the weave of a project in just a few steps
22 beautiful projects plus dozens of variations, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants, each with its own skill level and time investment rating
Endless options: choose your favorite colors, your favorite metals, customize the size of your project, and find inspiration to add your own unique stamp to any piece of chain mail jewelry
Gather your pliers and piles of jump rings and weave your way to beautiful jewelry with Chained.
To complete the 30+ projects, you will be introduced to four primary weaves--Japanese, Byzantine, Helm and Flowers. Each of these weaves are used in projects throughout the book. The projects are rated for level of difficulty--one to four rings--and the beginner will easily be able to move from introductory to more advanced projects. Variations for each project provide additional inspiration, by showing, for example, what happens when you change one ring size. A highly inspiring gallery will show you how far the art of chainmaille can take you.