Chain Tutorials with Practice Rings

We have tutorials available for most of the popular weaves. Each tutorial comes complete with detailed directions, jump rings, and any needed clasp or finding. The jump rings are base metal, either brass or copper. I prefer to use brass in the tutorials because it works like silver or gold filled, and is not as soft as copper.

Even though upon completing the tutorial you will have a complete, finished base metal project, but you need to be aware that based on individual body chemistry, brass and copper tend to tarnish very rapidly. Also, there is commonly a color difference between the jump rings and the clasps, because the brass clasps are generally a slightly different alloy than the jump rings and may have been antiqued, and the copper clasps are generally plated.

You need 2 pairs of jeweler's pliers to complete the project. I use a bent chain nose and a flat nose pliers. (See Tools.) I would also recommend using an Optivisor, or some other hands off magnifier, so you can see if you are closing the rings tight.

Tutorials and practice rings are available for the following weaves (click on the item number to see the details):

2-in-2



2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Brass (20 gauge) Tutorial -
2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -


2-in-2 Chain Bracelet in Whim-Z Nick Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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3-in-3



3-in-3 Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
3-in-3 Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -


3-in-3 Chain Bracelet in Brass and twisted Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
3-in-3 Chain Bracelet in Copper and twisted Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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3-in-3 with Orbitals



3-in-3 Chain with Orbitals Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
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Acute Helm



Acute Helm Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Acute Helm Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Acute Helm Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Acute Helm Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Alligator Back

(Prerequisite: European 4-in-1 Ribbon)



Alligator Back Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator Back Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator Back Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator Back Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Alligator River

(Prerequisite: Alligator Back)



Alligator River Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator River Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator River Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Alligator River Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Arkham



Arkham Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Arkham 3-Wide



Arkham 3-Wide Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham 3-Wide Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham 3-Wide Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Arkham 3-Wide Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Basic Addition

Basic Addition is a 3 strand variant of the Parallel Chain (a.k.a. Helm Chain).



Basic Addition Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Basic Addition Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Bees to Butterflies



Bees to Butterflys Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Bees to Butterflys Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Butterfly



Butterfly Bracelet in Brass and Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Butterfly Bracelet in Brass and Copper (20 gauge) Tutorial -
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Byzantine



Byzantine Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in Brass (20 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in Copper (20 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Necklace in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Necklace in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -


Byzantine Bracelet in square Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in square Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in square Brass (20 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in square Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in square Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Bracelet in square Copper (20 gauge) Tutorial -


Graduated Byzantine Necklace in Brass and Copper Tutorial -
Graduated Byzantine Necklace in Copper Tutorial -
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Byzantine Flower



Byzantine Flower Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Byzantine Flower Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Cable



Cable Chain Bracelet in Brass (14 gauge) Tutorial -
Cable Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Cable Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Cable Chain Bracelet in Copper (14 gauge) Tutorial -
Cable Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Cable Chain Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Callisto



Callisto Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Callisto Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
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Camelot



Camelot Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 & 18 gauge) Tutorial -
Camelot Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 & 18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Captive Inverted Round



Captive Inverted Round Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Captive Inverted Round Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Captive Inverted Round Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Captive Inverted Round Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Celtic Star



Celtic Star Pendant in Brass (16 and 18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Celtic Visions



Celtic Visions Bracelet in Brass (16 & 18 gauge) Tutorial -
Celtic Visions Bracelet in Copper (16 & 18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Celtic Wings



Celtic Wings Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Celtic Wings Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Celtic Wings Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Celtic Wings Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Celtic Wings Sheet



Celtic Wings Sheet Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Celtic Wings Sheet Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Celtic Zigzag



Celtic Zigzag Bracelet in Copper and Brass (18 & 20 gauge) Tutorial -
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Conundrum

Conundrum is a 2 strand variant of the Parallel Chain (a.k.a. Helm Chain).



Conundrum Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Conundrum Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Conundrum Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Conundrum Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Crazy Eights



Crazy Eights Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crazy Eights Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
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Crisscross



Crisscross Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crisscross Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Crisscross Chain Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crisscross Chain Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Crocodile Back

(Prerequisite: European 6-in-1 Ribbon)



Crocodile Back Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crocodile Back Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Crocodile Back Bracelet in Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crocodile Back Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Cross



Cross Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Cross Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Cross-Linked



Cross-Linked Chain Bracelet in Brass and Twisted Square Copper (16 gauge) Tutorial -
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Crow



Crow Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Crow Chain Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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DNA



DNA Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 and 18 gauge) Tutorial -
DNA Chain Necklace in Brass (16 and 18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Dos Equis



Dos Equis Chain Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
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Double Barrel



Double Barrel Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Double Barrel Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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Double Captive Orbital



Double Captive Orbital Bracelet in Brass (16 gauge) Tutorial -
Double Captive Orbital Bracelet in Brass (18 gauge) Tutorial -
Double Captive Orbital Bracelet in Brass (20 gauge) Tutorial -
Double Captive Orbital Bracelet in Copper (18 gauge) Tutorial -
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