Leftover Chain Maille Rings: Lauren Andersen

Need an idea for your leftover rings? Why not make a simple yet elegant necklace. Better yet, make two and use them for a pair of earrings!

What you need to make one of these cute, little whirly-gigs:

2 (A) 18gauge 9/64” Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings
6 (B) 18gauge 7/32” Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings
1 (C) 18gauge 11/64” Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings
1 (D) 18gauge 3/32” Artistic Wire® Chain Maille Jump Rings
6   6mm pearls, I used Swarvoski™ pearls
1   8” piece of .015mm Wild Fire™ beading thread, I used Frost
Beadalon® Bead Stringing Glue
A necklace chain
Scissors

1) Close the six (B) rings
2) Open the two (A) rings
3) With an open (A) ring, scoop up all six of the (B) rings, close the (A) ring
4) Repeat step 3 with the second (A) ring
5) Place a bead stopper at one end of the beading wire
6) Thread the other end of the wire through any of the six (B) rings
7) Thread a 6mm pearl onto the beading wire
8) Thread the beading wire through the next (B) ring
9) Repeat steps 7 and 8 until all the pearls have been added to the thread
10) Make sure both ends of the beading thread are protruding from the same space, tie a surgeons’ knot with the beading wire
11) Place a dab of bead stringing glue onto the knot, let the glue dry
12) When the glue is dry, cut the ends as close to the knot as possible without cutting the knot!
13) With an open (D) ring scoop up any one of the (B) rings, close ring
14) With an open (C) ring scoop up the (D) ring added in step 13
15) Thread the chain through the (C) ring

Lauren Andersen
Beadalon Design Team Member

Comments

  1. could please make a how to do video of this project... ;)

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