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 Queen's Link Chainmaille 

by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Tip: You can choose many jumprings that will work with this design. Keep in mind, the smaller the ring and the thicker the gauge of the wire, the more challenging it is to build this pattern.
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Step 1
Using a pair of flat-nose pliers and chain-nose pliers, open 8 jumprings. Close two jumprings.
Step 2
Pass a paperclip through the two closed jumprings.

Note: Different color jumprings are shown for illustrative purposes, although do make for an interesting design.
Step 3
Pass one open ring through the two closed rings. Close the jumpring. Add a second jumpring to the two attached to the paper clip.
Step 4
Add a second set of two jumprings to the set of jumprings added in Step 3, creating a chain of three sets of two jumprings.
Step 5
Flip the last two rings added, down so they hang as far down as possible. Separate the top two rings pulled down (shown gold).
Step 6
Pass an open jumpring through the tops of the now, top two rings (shown in silver). Close the open ring.
Repeat, adding a second ring in this same spot.
Step 7
Add two rings to the two new rings just added.

Repeat Step 5 - 7 for as long as your design or project calls for.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Jumpring Jewelry'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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