by Jill
(Troy Township, Ohio, USA)

Wire Flourish Wire Necklace

Description: Jill once swore that she’d never make jewelry, but we’re so glad she gave in and showed us this beautiful chainmaille necklace!

I am self-taught and I follow my heart. It leads me to very interesting places.

First, I learned how to make dream catchers. The next thing I began creating were fan pulls and other crafts I can add beads to.

That lead to learning how to work with wire. I vowed I wouldn’t make jewelry – so many people seem to be doing it. I wanted to be different.

So, I have found myself making jewelry. I first made a couple necklaces using chain maille stitch.

Well, my daughter’s bracelet is here in the gallery. I have made another bracelet for a bridesmaid and a necklace for myself. The other bridesmaid wants earrings. I’m working on them.

This place in the gallery has my necklace. I made the flourish to go with the dress I’m going to wear to my daughter’s wedding.

The chain is trizantine weave. I used 18 gauge half-hard nickel silver wire for the flourish and s-clasps. The jump rings are 18 gauge 7/8″.

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Making Chain Maille
by: Anonymous


I learned how to make the chain maille by searching sites and looking for the easiest – free – instructions.

Anyone interested, please let me know and we can exchange email addresses.

I highly recommend starting with the easiest stitch, as it is called.

Good luck!


by: Linda

Can anyone tell me how I can get free infromation on how to make chainmaille? The type that you use o rings on. I haven’t crocheted (sorry about the spelling) in a lot of years and forgot how.

by: Grampat1

If you are a beginning artist, you have a great future. This necklace is lovely. And yes, it would be good if you could do a video on how to make it. Or, if you’re not into video, you could take really go photos of stages on fabricating the necklace. Hope you have a great time at the wedding!

chainmaille Jewlery-Wire flourish and Trizantine Chain Maille Neckalce
by: Anonymous

Beautifully done. I would love to make chain maile, but looking it up on the computer has given me grief. I just have to admit I’m a computer dummy. Can you tell me how to make it? or how to look it up please. I would love to make chainmaille! Yours gives me the ‘wants’ to make some! I have made a lot of O rings.


About the Author

Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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