Chainmaille Box Chain and Trapped Bead Chain

Today I want to talk about two new chains. I’ve previously posted about the 4 in 1 and the 6 in 1 chain that is posted here. With those under our belts it’s time to move on to the box chain and a trapped bead chain. Just like the first two chains, these go hand…

Beginner Chainmaille – European 4 in 1 and 6 in 1 Chains

This is a post for all those interested in chainmaille but not quite sure where to begin. Look no further, this is a great place to start, with a discussion on basic chains. I picked these two because they are simple and relatively the same, so if you can master one, you will definitely be…

Scalemaille Arm Bands

It’s been a while since I posted about scalemaille, with halloween fast approaching its a good piece to add in. In this post I will be discussing creating an arm cuff. Although it takes a little time, it is pretty straight forward. For this project you will need: 200 large scales, you may use more…

Polymer Clay Donut Pendants

Let me start with a disclaimer,  this doesn’t look as great as I imagined.  I’ve never been great with sculpting, but I’ve been seeing a lot of polymer clay charms and pendants lately and I really wanted to give it a shot.  Although, these don’t look fantastic, I see the potential for what it could…

Friendship Bracelets – The 3 Basics

When I was a kid, summer was the season for friendship bracelets and with good reason.  These bracelets are great for kids and teens.  Once you get the hang of it, these are eas y to make and since there’s a million different colour combinations, each one is unique.   First let’s talk about supplies. …

Chainmaille – Scale Bracelet

After make a bunch of scale flowers, I didn’t have a lot of small scales left but I really wanted to try chaining them together as a bracelet. So I laid all the small scales out that had at least two matching colours and tried to create a pattern in a straight row, once that…

Scalemaille Flowers

I recently bought a chainmaille kit from a friend at work.  She had put together various rings, scales, and instructions for a newbie.  This is something I’ve wanted to try for a while so I was really excited to give this a go. Chainmaille is armour or jewelry made by connecting metal rings. Using pliers the rings…

Angel Wing Anklet

Recently I was at Michaels I found a Jewelry kit for $5.  Over the years I have fallen in and out of love with making jewelry, so I have a tiny bit of knowledge, certainly enough to scrape by. So why not give this a go. This particular kit(linked here) comes with: 1 purple cording (3…