Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop: Weaving with Rings by Karen Karon

By Karen Karon

Chain maille styles and weaves that take jewellery layout into new frontiers!

Jewelry artists will get pleasure from a suite of latest, less-common weaves and hard initiatives that motivate and educate.

Author Karen Karon starts off by means of reviewing uncomplicated chain maille weaves that allows you to set the degree for the extra advanced weaves during this e-book. She explains concepts wanted whilst operating past the fundamentals: tools for ultimate a weave, operating with micro earrings, operating huge scale, and utilizing replacement fabrics in weaves. The ebook is then divided into four sections, each one dedicated to a selected form of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that include sheet steel scales into conventional weaves for a remarkable influence. Sprinkled through the illustrated step by step directions for every weave process are precious counsel from Karen to aid be sure a gorgeous entire piece.

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It is best to have each embellishment layer touch the fusible web; however, if you have completely covered the felt with fabric but want to add more embellishments, it is okay to layer a narrow trim on top of the layers (the next process of fusing on the central image will help keep the trim intact). 3~ Embroidery. If desired, embellish the layers with simple running stitch: Running stitch: Tie a knot at the end of 20" (51 cm) of embroidery thread and bring the needle up near one of the fabric layers’ borders.

Attach 1 antique copper jump ring to the top of the frame and string with brown striped 5mm vintage Lucite rounds, rose/topaz 3mm firepolished rounds, dusty rose 8×6mm faceted pressed-glass rondelles, and gold size 15° charlottes. locked in time Use glass lockets to frame precious charms, seeds, paper, leaves, and other mementos. Give as a gift to commemorate an event or instinctively switch out a locket’s contents depending on your mood or outfit. cool idea Toolbox Scissors Pencil Hammer, small flat-head screwdriver, wire cutters, and terry-cloth towel (optional) MaTerials Sterling silver 22x40mm square, 24x42mm round, 21x42mm oval, or 20x40mm teardrop hinged glass lockets Gunmetal and antique brass 35mm and 42mm “pocket watch” lockets Scraps of paper or playing cards Assorted collage items: bird and bee charms, jump rings, antique watch parts, seed beads, dried seeds, sequins, dried leaves, playing cards, and micro (1mm) glass balls Acid-free white craft glue pocket-watch lockets If needed, use the screwdriver to pry the back cover off of the locket.

Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression. clay pendants Materials Assorted rubber stamps 2mm crystal bicones or other small accent beads (optional) Assorted colors of Fimo polymer modeling clay, including purple, pink, glittery white, tan, glittery gold, green, and brown Brick red and brown dye-based stamp pads Amazing Glaze resin powder (optional) Antique yellow embossing powder (optional) Assorted gunmetal, bright copper, and silver 2" (50mm) head pins and eye pins and/or 18- to 22-gauge wire Assorted silver and antique brass and copper 8–12mm round and rectangle jump rings Ballpoint pen Masking tape Waxed paper Parchment paper G-S Hypo Cement Baking sheet Large head pin for forming holes in clay Clear glass flat-bottomed cup 28 custom cool jewelry 1~ Workspace.

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