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  • Introduction
  • Basics
  • Chain Mail Weaves:
    • European 4-in-1
    • Byzantine
    • Mobius
    • Spiral
    • Japanese
    • Shaggy Loop
    • Parallel or Helm's
    • Project 1: 3-in-3 Chain Necklace, Earrings
    • Project 2: Shaggy Loop Earrings
    • Project 3: Stitch Marker Set
    • Project 4: Crystal Parallel Bracelet
    • Project 5: Wedding Knot Bracelet
    • Project 6: Twisted Rhinestone Bracelet
    • Project 7: Rhinestone Hand Flower
    • Project 8: Sideways Euro 4-in-1 Bracelet
    • Project 9: Butterfly Earrings
    • Project 10: Leather & Lace Bracelet
    • Project 11: Club 55 Bracelet
    • Project 12: Expandable European 4-in-1 Bracelet
    • Project 13: Crystal Washer Bracelet
    • Project 14: Crystal Cross Bracelet
    • Project 15: Caterpillar Bracelet
    • Project 16: Ladder Bracelet
    • Project 17: Connected Byzantine and Crystal Bracelet
    • Project 18: European 6-in-1 Bracelet
  • Glossary
  • Hints
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author

Title: Making Chain Mail Jewelry: The Absolute Beginner's Guide
Author/Designer: Lauren Andersen
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2013
Publisher: Kalmbach Books, Waukesha, WI
Page Count: 96
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9780871164803

SUMMARY- I came to chain mail not as a jewelry hobby, but as an armorer, so things that a jewelry maker does for appearance sake would make me blanch as an armorer - both are right for their intended applications. Ms. Andersen gives you a great grounding in basics here with great photography throughout to support her instructions. Projects are attractive and doable for a beginner and her projects incorporate all the weaves you get tutorials in at the beginning of the book. Her writing style has matured and improved from the little booklets I had initially run across. I was pleased to add this book to my collection.

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