Friday, January 29, 2010

Creating Double Loops for Beaded Links in Chain Maille Jewelry

By on Friday, January 29, 2010 3 Comments

Carol enjoys chain maille a great deal. At one workshop, she practiced making double loops on both sides of glass beads. It's not as easy on the second side as Carol can attest. However, the effort was worth it as you can see from her beaded Byzantine chain maille bracelet.

Carol used a pretty light blue silver foil bead as the focal with two smaller dark blue glass beads to add color to the bright aluminum bracelet. As the Byzantine is worked with paired rings, it makes sense to also create the same effect on the loops on either side of the beads.

It required coiling with the round nose pliers and creating loops about the size of the jump rings themselves. Carol did a fabulous job as you can see in this close up.

Check out my past post on how to make the Byzantine and Box chain maille weaves for the instructions if you are new to this technique.

Beader Design # : 586

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  1. It's a fabulous bracelet! The center stone is a beautiful shade of blue and I think the byzantine style chain maille works perfect with the design. Some day I'll learn byzantine...I'd love to make a bracelet using that technique. Pearl your blog inspires me faster and more than I have time and supplies!

  2. Got to agree with Stephanie, your blog is the best and I always looking forward to seeing your emails.

    Thank you so much for inspiring and challenging me to new ideas.

  3. Aww, thanks for the compliments. No, it's not possible to do everything but we can only pick what we love to do.