How to Create a Full Persian Chainmaille Weave

Presented by Sue Ripsch, Author and Chainmaille Artist,
Instructions by Rachel, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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Learn how to create a full Persian chainmaille weave with jumprings. Sue Ripsch, author of “Classic Chain Mail Jewelry” explains the Persian chain using shower curtain rings so it’s easy to follow along.
STEP 1
Place two jump rings on a spare piece of wire then twist the ends of the wire together, securing the jump rings and creating a "handle."
STEP 2
Pass one jump ring through the previous two jump rings then close. Attach a second jump ring through the same path as the previous, creating a 2-2 chain.
STEP 3
Bring the last two jump rings down, to either side of the previous set, so the first set is now on top. Turn the jump rings 90-degrees then spread the first set of jump rings so the second set is visible in the center.

Pass one jump ring through the two center jump rings then attach a second jump ring through the same path creating locking rings.

Tip:
  • The top jump rings may fall to the sides but will easily flip back in place by pulling the handle.
  • This is a four-sided chain. Notice the jump rings form a V pattern pointing the same direction, on opposite sides of the chain.
STEP 4
Pass one jump ring through the previous two jump rings, through the two jump rings forming a downward pointing V on one side of the chain, then close. Repeat on the opposite side of the chain.

Note: The jump ring will rest between the outside "V" and the jump rings on the center of the chain.

Continue this Full Persian Chain weave to the desired length.

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