It never fails to amaze me what's available out there for jewelry artisans. Something new I came across recently is faux chain maille. It's not truly faux as it is a chain maille weave. But you'd be faking it as it is not handmade. That's right, you don't have to make the 4-in-1 European weave if you don't want to!

I learned about it through the Urban Rock Star Faux Chain Maille bracelet tutorial by Kelsy who posted it on the Shipwreck Beads blog, Loose Ends. I love how she combined the faux chain maille sections with a rhinestone chain!

Another great chain maille tutorial is by Cheri Carlson over on ArtBeads. Love the way she added the suede with snap fasteners for the ends.  This is a super design for male jewelry.

Both designs totally rock!

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