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Learn a Weave

Kingscale Necklace

Make this easy chainmaille necklace chain and add a simple focal pendant for a piece of jewellery that's sure to draw compliments.



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For a 48cm necklace, you will need:

NOTE: It is important to make sure you put the necklace on untwisted with the toggle bar coming up underneath the toggle ring, otherwise you may find the necklace does not sit correctly.

Tools:

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1.
Close 102 black rings and silver id 4mm, 1.2mm jump rings.

Link one closed silver and black ring with one silver ring (id 4mm, 1.2mm) - this ring marks the start of the chain (starter ring). Position the closed silver ring inside the black ring.

step 1

2.
Using two id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring, link one closed silver and black ring to the two closed rings from the last step. Position the silver closed rings inside the black closed rings so that they make a figure of 8 with the starter ring at the top.

step 2

3.
Place the closed black and silver ring on top of the previous pair of closed rings. The starter ring is at twelve o'clock and the joining two id 3.8mm, 1.00mm rings are at six o'clock (left hand picture).

Slide the right hand id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring to the three o'clock position and the left hand id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring to the nine o'clock position. Slide the top pair of closed silver and black rings downwards (right hand picture).

step 3

4.
Using two id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring, link one closed silver and black ring to the last two closed rings (left hand picture).

Place the closed black and silver ring on top of the previous pair of closed rings. The joining two id 3.8mm, 1.00mm rings are at six o'clock (centre picture).

Slide the right hand id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring to the three o'clock position and the left hand id 3.8mm, 1.00mm ring to the nine o'clock position. Slide the top pair of closed silver and black rings downwards (right hand picture).

Repeat until you have a chain of fifty one pairs of closed silver and black rings. The closed pairs of rings are always linked with two silver rings (id 3.8mm, 1.00mm) at the six o'clock position.

step 4

5.
Repeat steps 1-4 to make a second chain of equal length.

6.
Using two black rings for each chain, link the ends of the two chains to the beaded ring.

step 9

7.
Thread one bead cap, one 8mm bead and one bead cap onto the headpin. Make a small loop. Weave one silver ring (id 4mm, 1.2mm) through the four black rings attached to the beaded ring and add the beaded headpin before closing.

step 5

8.
Open one of the starter rings at the other end of one of the chains and add the toggle ring. Link one silver ring (id 4mm, 1.2mm) to the other starter ring. Connect the toggle bar to the ring just added using one silver ring (id 4mm, 1.2mm).

step 12

Variations

  • Make a shorter chain for a matching bracelet or two short chains with a focal bead or ring in the middle.
  • A few spare rings? Make two very short lengths and hang a bead from the bottom for matching earrings.
  • Experiment with colour - brown or black ice outer and ice pink inner rings; silver outer and rainbow inner rings; black or matt silver outer and pastel inner rings - the combinations are endless. The small joining ring needs to be the same colour as the inner ring.