In this second Chainmaille workshop, instructor Tori Rushing will show students how to make Chainmaille from scratch!
During the eight hour day, students will learn how to make their own jump rings from 16 gauge Sterling round wire. Emphasis will be on the proper way to make and cut the coils so the rings will be as uniform as possible. Making your own rings is by far the most cost effective way to go! Once you master this skill, your metal choices are practically endless.
Students will be coiling two specific sizes of jump rings in order to produce a Helm chain bracelet by the end of the workshop. This weave is beautiful, as well as being sturdy, and has a decidedly Celtic feel to it.
We will be utilizing several Pepe Jump Ring Makers over the course of the day to wind the wire into coils, then will use a jeweler’s saw frame to cut and prepare the rings for weaving. Once the basic pattern has been established, we will also go over options for speed-weaving this chain.
Although there is not a prerequisite for this workshop, Chainmaille 1 would be highly beneficial, if it fits into your schedule!
Join us for a fast-paced day, and continue (or begin) your journey into the fascinating realm of Chainmaille jewelry!