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Chainmaille Jewelry – Helmsweave 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! Helmsweave Necklace Come out and learn one of the truly classical chainmaille weaves: Helmsweave. In this 2.5 hour workshop, you’ll get to make a necklace in this delicate, lacy weave that weaves flat on the neck. Once you learn this basic weave, you’ll find that this is just the beginning and that there are many other variations of Helmsweave that you can pursue. A materials cost of $8 is due to instructor at class meeting. Instructor and artwork by: Erin Hathaway

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