Jump rings are basic and essential jewelry findings that are familiar with every bead jewelry makers and fans. Unlike shining beads and stylish focal pendants, they always are accessories in the whole project playing a role of connecting and jointing.
Indeed, it’s not the whole truth if you know chain mail jewelry which made all by those jump rings. Ever seen the chain mail used as armor in movies or museums?
Chainmail was first worn in the middle ages by knights as protective armor in battle. Gradually, various ornate chainmail weaves and ring patterns have come into modern use for fashion jewelry to make stylish chokers, necklaces and bracelets.
So today, collect your jump rings and follow Zacoo’s Happy Learning & Designing to make a basic chain mail weaving pattern – Byzantine Chain Maille.
See the inspiration i made using this technique, it has a beautiful name -Falling Down Meteor Earring
Step 1 Open jump rings and set aside for use later.
Slide four jump rings on to one open jump ring (shown in red). Close the jump ring.
Push the last two jump rings (shown in red) apart to form the shape as the picture shown.
Continue to add a second jump ring (in red color) that with the same position as the first one.