Yesterday I showed you some chain maille and pearl bracelets. Today you will see how to make simple, elegant chain maille earrings. If you are like me and thought of chain maille jewelry as masculine, you will be pleasantly surprised to find tons of patterns to fit your style.
For this pair, I followed the steps outlined in The Chain Maille Lady’s chain maille flower earring tutorial. Since I didn’t have the exact jump ring sizes Lauren used on hand, I used 4mm 20 gauge copper rings (52), silver plated split rings 6mm (14) and 7mm silver plated jump rings (14). I like the dimensional effect created by using slightly different sized silver rings.
These earrings are simple to make, and would make wonderful handmade Christmas gifts, don’t you think?
For this pair, I used an Etsy photo as my guide. The pair is also by The Chain Maille Lady, here.
Mine are looser, and the size difference in the two silver (copper in the Etsy pair) is not as big. If your want your project to come out exact, jump ring diameter and gauge are important. Mine turned out a little saggier than I would like since the smallest jump rings I have are 4mm. Guess who just ordered supplies!
I can’t wait to make more of these little guys. On the hunt for some orange jump rings to go with some black ones I picked up yesterday at Joann’s for a Halloween pair. Have you made chain maille?