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  • Chain Maille

    I dug out a copy of Beads & Beyond last night which featured an article on Chain Maille by the MailleQueen so thought I'd have a go at doing the project and now I'm hooked. I used my cheapy jump rings to practise with, but I now want to make the real thing and use sterling silver jumps.

    Are there any experienced chain maillers around here and where do you get your good quality rings from? I know I could make my own, but I don't trust myself enough to cut them well enough so they fit snugly together so you can't see the joins.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    I can see myself getting completely addicted to chain maille... even more addicted than wire wrapping!
    Magriet

    www.babushkajewellery.co.uk
    http://babushkajewellery.blogspot.com/
    http://en.dawanda.com/user/BabushkaJewellery

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    My sister had a go at chain maille a while ago, I'm sure she got her rings off Ebay? A massive bag full, it weighed a ton (well, not really) but poor postman
    My Website: http://www.endevajewellery.co.uk
    Twitter: EndevaJewellery

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    • #3
      I've bought some sterling silver jump rings from http://www.jillybeads.co.uk/, they were 7mm.
      Sarah x

      Muddle Website
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      • #4
        Sorry forgot to say, they're really good quality.
        Sarah x

        Muddle Website
        Muddle's Facebook Page

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        • #5
          Cooksons are very good for sterling silver; being as they're so large a company they're probably the cheapest place you'll find jump rings in great quantities and they do do discounts for the more you buy!

          I've bought jump rings from them and they don't have those awful bits on the end that catch on any of the ones I got. I still try and make my own though . . . and then spend ages filing the ends!
          http://www.folksy.com/shops/silvermoss

          http://silvermoss.blogspot.com/

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