Chainmail Patterns for Jewelry Making

Pair easy chainmail patterns with beads to make beaded jewelry. Use step by step jewelry making instructions to weave easy chain maille jewelry!


The art of weaving jumprings together is called chainmail, or chain maille. In its earliest form chain mail was used in armor for soldiers of ancient times. Today, we can use lots of the same weaves to make jewelry, jumpring jewelry. Of course, I like to add beads to make beaded jewelry.

Use these easy step by step jewelry making instructions to weave your own beautiful chain mail jewelry!

How to Make Chain Maille  Patterns (or Weaves)

2 by 2 Chainmaille Pattern

2 by 2 Chainmail Pattern

Chain mail weaves are intricate. Some need a starter chain. A 2 by 2 weave makes a starter chain. It can also be used to make its own chain. See how easy it is to make a 2 by 2 chain maille pattern!

Byzantine Weave

Byzantine Chainmail Earrings

Intricate and beautiful! That's the Byzantine chain maille pattern. See just how easy it is to weave maybe the most popular of all weaves - the Byzantine chain maille pattern!

Box Chain Weave

Box Chain Weave

Sinuous and sexy! That's how I describe the Box Chain weave. It's a take off the Byzantine weave. See how making one less folding move makes the box chain chain maille pattern so darn easy! Then, see this box chain weave chainmaille jewelry design idea and make your own chainmail jewelry set with beads.

Mobius Chain Maille Link

Mobius Chainmaille Link

Looking for a quick and easy chainmail project? Try making Mobius, or rosette, links. Make several and join them together to make a bracelet or necklace. Here's the Mobius Chainmaille Tutorial.

Chainmail Jewelry Making

With practice you'll be making your own beaded chainmail jewelry in no time! Gotta add those beads!


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