Well, I finally did it. I finally sat down with pliers and a million little jump rings and did chain maille. And I survived!
If you've been reading Jewelry Making Daily for awhile, you know that I've resisted chain maille every time I had to, not because I don't like it (in fact, I'm kind of in awe of it and those of you who do it), but because I simply don't have the patience for it. Super detailed, "commitment" crafts like hand quilting, chain maille, bead weaving . . . they're gorgeous and impressive but simply not for me. Or so I thought.
Turns out, chain-maille jewelry doesn't have to takeforever (or even days and days) to make. In fact, some chain-maille projects can be completed in minutes (as I learned from our new chain-maille eBook last Friday). Minutes, I tell you! I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own two eyes . . . and done it with my own two fidgety little hands.
But I digress. So when I saw that we had another new chain-maille DVD coming out, I knew I was going to have to actually make some this time. I didn't want to take the "easy" way out and make a chain-maille project with just a few links, either, not with all of you watching! So I decided I'd do honest-to-goodness chain, made from a realchain-maille weave. (Here's where you say "ohh" and "ahh." Ha!)