Orc Weave Bracelet

Course outline: Orcs are creatures from fantasy fiction – but this openwork bracelet is fantastic to behold and wear. I have a solution to the challenge of building and controlling each unit as you link them together. Two metals are available; please indicate your kit choice at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 2 main sizes of jump rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9 bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished. $85 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $35 …

Back to Work Chainmaille Bracelet

Course outline: Are you looking for something feminine? Lacy? This is it! Short lengths of an openwork weave are connected to small, hammered links and combined into a most delightful bracelet. Choose from 3 metals; please choose your kit at the time of registration. Kit fees payable to the instructor the day of the class: The kit includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions, 1 main size of jump rings, hammered connector rings, and a coordinating toggle clasp. Makes up to a 9″ bracelet. All rings are saw-cut and polished. $59 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $30 plus HST for Faux …

Interwoven 4-in-1 Chainmaille bracelet

Course outline: This is a lovely chainmaille weave – one of my absolute favourites for bracelets. It is constructed of two layers of European 4-in-1 with the edges cleverly interlaced. We will use two different colours of anodized aluminum, which gives a reversing pattern. For confident students, kits will also be available with bronze or stainless steel rings in a finer gauge. Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Basic chainmaille skills. Knowledge of European 4-in-1 is useful but not essential. Technique: Chainmaille Bring to class: Bring magnification if you need it.? If you have your own flat nosed pliers please bring them …

Gridbox Bracelet

Course outline: This eye-catching bracelet links Gridbox units vertically. The result is an exceptional bracelet that I adore. Kit fees: Payable to the instructor the day of the class. Please indicate your choice of kit at the time of registration. $58 plus HST for Silver Filled Bracelet kit $24 plus HST for Copper Bracelet kit Skill level: Intermediate Prerequisite: Completion of several previous projects. Technique: the GridBox weave and review chainmail basics Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up work. Pliers designed for chain mail will be provided for class use, but you may wish to bring your personal …

Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet

Course outline: This is an elegant classic! It’s a flat weave with a row of shiny, round beads marching down the centre. This class is a perfect choice for learning chainmaille, or for anyone who wants to add a timeless bracelet to their collection. Kit fees: payable to the instructor the day of the class (please indicate your choice at the time of registration). $83 + HST for Argentium Sterling Silver $29 + HST for Jeweller’s Bronze $24 + HST for Copper Bracelet Skill level: Beginner Prerequisite: None Technique: The Cleopatra Weave Bring to class: Eyeglasses or magnifiers for close-up …

Discovering: Chainmaille

When you think of chainmaille, you automatically think of knights and dragons and jousting tournaments. The use of this flexible armor has a much earlier history and dates back to the 4th century BCE. It is believed that chainmaille was invented by the Celts and was adopted by the Romans after they realized its potential after fighting the Celts. In addition to Europe, other cultures including Japan and Persia used chainmaille as protection in battle. In Japan, chainmaille was known as Kusari and was used in samurai armor in the 1270s. Persia’s use of chainmaille is lesser known but was …