I shared at the Fanpage that my jump ring maker had arrived.
I got it from Michael’s. My sister went on a business trip to L.A last month and she bought it for me.
[Thanks to my sister, Nonna :)]
Now I’m still a novice when it comes to chain maille and finally I found time to learn a basic chain maille pattern that I saw over at CGMaille.com
Helm Chain Maille Earrings
Inspired by the basic Helm Chain Pattern I decided to try it and created a pair of earrings with silver beads.
You might want to learn it too so I took some shots, hoping you guys can learn and maybe create your own earrings.
Link 2 x 5mm using a 3mm jump ring.
Open another 3mm and attach it onto the 2 x 5mm like so.
Then lay the 5mm one on each side.
Repeat this step until you have 5 x 5mm jump rings linked.
Open up a 4 x 5mm and slide in 2 x 10/0 seed beads on each jump ring.
Place a beaded jump ring on top of the 3mm with the beads one on each side.
Open a 5mm. Trap the beaded jump ring by attaching the 5mm onto the 3mm and over the beaded jump ring.
As you close the jump ring lay it on your right.
Place another beaded jump ring over the next 3mm on your left and open a 5mm. Similar to what you did on Step 5, trap the beaded jump ring by attaching the open 5mm into the 3mm shown in arrows and over the beaded jump rings. Make sure the beads are placed one on each side as you trap them.
Repeat Step 6 until you have placed and trapped 4 beaded jump rings.
At this stage you will notice you have not totally trapped the last beaded jump rings at both ends.
Open a 5mm and attach it onto the last 3mm shown in arrow, trapping the last beaded jump ring.
Then attach a 3mm to secure.
Using your head pin, make a wrapped loop with your round bead.
You can follow this simple video tutorial how to make a wrapped looped.
Then attach it onto the last jump ring.
To finally trap the beaded jump ring on the other end, attach a 3mm together with your ear wire.
Repeat all the steps to create a pair and you’re done!
Hope you like it and follow me on my journey on learning making chain maille jewelries!