Cover Girl: Lauren Andersen

When I saw that the October issue of Step By Step Wire Jewelry, the bracelet on the cover immediately grabbed my attention. It's a silver chain maille bracelet woven with beautiful AB Swarovski Elements crystal beads.

I quickly leafed through the magazine to find more photos and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was created by our very own Beadalon Design Team Member, Lauren Andersen!

Lauren created this Helm’s weave bracelet, “Crystal Quad Cuff” with sterling silver jump rings and strung the crystals using Beadalon wire. The step-by-step photos perfectly show that even a novice can recreate this design. 

We discovered Lauren and her talent at the CHA show early this year and couldn’t help but be amazed at her chain maille work. Her self-proclaimed title, The Chain Maille Lady, isn’t an exaggeration! In fact, her expertise led us to publish several booklets to teach the beginner and advanced chain maille techniques, which will be available soon.

-Yvette Rodriguez
Marketing & Event Coordinator