Back at Bead Fest, I purchased a few chainmaille kits from HyperLynks. There are so many weaves I want to learn and kits are the best way to do this. HyperLynks carries a wide variety of kits and they all come with instructions, quality rings and findings. You just need to supply the pliers.
They had a kit for a scalemaille bracelet and earrings (in an assortment of colors) and I knew I had to give it a whirl!
The instructions were very clear and I was off and running in no time. Now keep in mind, this is also rated as a beginner kit and once I got the hang of the pattern I whipped this piece up in an evening.
I went a little crazy and didn’t realize just how long I was making the bracelet. Once I stopped, I noticed it was far too long for my tiny wrists.
I removed a section and finished the bracelet off with a lobster claw clasp.
The kit actually came with instructions for a more dangly pair of earrings but I decided to make earrings with the sections I removed from the bracelet.
I highly recommend the kits from HyperLynks. Next up, I’ll be learning Helm’s Weave. Stay tuned for a blog post on that in the near future!