Jewelry Making Instructions- Making a Necklace with Chainmail and Diversified Beads

Summary: These jewelry making instructions will teach you how to make a necklace with exquisite chainmail and diversified beautiful beads.

This week I would like to use these jewelry making instructions as a tutorial. Chainmail and drop-shaped beads can be utilized to make necklaces in a very elegant pattern. You will be quite enamored with this piece.


Materials and tools:

Jump rings in 6mm, 10mm, and 20mm

Red drop beads

White drop beads

10mm clear round glass beads

8mm red abacus glass beads

0.5mm brown copper wire

Silvery iron chain

Eye pins

Round nose pliers 

Flat nose pliers 

Wire cutters



Step 1: make chainmail with jump rings

1st, combine 29 pairs of 6mm jump rings together, so the double-link chain is done;

2nd, slide another 5 pair of 6mm jump rings to a 10mm jump ring;

3rd, from one end find the 9th, 7th, 5th, 3rd and 1st pair of links on double-link chain;

4th, connect the 5 pairs (on the 10mm jump ring) to above links on the double-link chain;

5th, handle the opposite end in the same way;

6th, use another 2 pairs of 6mm jump rings to combine a 20mm jump ring with the 9th link from both ends;

7th, connect the 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th links to the 20mm jump ring by aanother pair of 6mm jump rings;

8th, the chainmail is done.


Step 2: hang bead onto chainmail

1st, fetch a white drop bead, and make a triangle bail above with the brown copper wire;

2nd, slide a red abacus bead onto the wire and thread the wire through the 15th links;

3rd, continue wire wrapping to finish the wire wrapped loop;

4th, in the same way hang other beads onto the 11th links and 10mm jump rings from both ends;

5th, prepare two bead links with round nose pliers;

6th, pick a piece of iron chain that measures about 25cm;

7th, attach bead links to both ends of the chain;

8th, connect the chain to the whole chainmail.


The final look is like this:


Tada! These jewelry making instructions are finished. After wearing this beautiful necklace, you can confidently step into every kind of occasion. If someone asks you where to buy this necklace, you are able to proudly answer: one of a kind, I made this necklace by myself! 

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