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Chainmaille Jewelry – Barrel Necklace


The process of creating chainmaille involves using two pairs of pliers (one in each hand), wielding them like a crab, and opening and closing split rings to create intricate patterns. The process is simple and addictive, although people with arthritis or other hand sensitivities may have difficulty. During these workshops, you will utilize anodized aluminum jump rings, a material that is lightweight, easy to work with, durable, waterproof and cleans up with soap and water. It also comes in a rainbow of 25 colors – you will be able to select your own custom mix of colors to create your pieces. Take one workshop or take them all! Barrel Necklace Come learn the versatile and classic barrel weave as you make a stunning, one-of-a-kind necklace. This easy-to-construct necklace can be as classic or colorful as you like when you weave this lovely pattern. The barrel weave can look like beads or set stones depending on your choice of colors. This is a great introductory project to chainmaille and you will be proud to wear your finished creation. A materials cost of $8 is due to instructor at class meeting. Instructor and artwork by: Erin Hathaway

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