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How to Do Captured Bead Chain Maille  See details »

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  • 00:00: hi this is megan with in gauge open jump rings just a regular silver plate and i'm using eight millimeter round beads I did also try this with a six millimeter round bead and an 8 millimeter jump ring that one
  • 00:30: was a 19 gauge so as far as getting the beads to fit in there just from my limited experimentation that I did I found that if you had two or three millimeters of size difference between your bead in the jump ring that seemed to work pretty well the faceted beads only need a couple of millimeters I'm going to show you how to do it with these Swarovski Elements gemstone faux pearls and since they don't have facets it's a little tighter it will still work
  • 01:00: with a two millimeter difference but it's a little bit less fluid the end result you also want to be careful that you don't do too much of a difference between the size of your bead and your jump ring or else your beads could just fall out so it's one of those tricky chainmail things where you might just need to experiment a little bit but in general if you have two or three millimeters difference it should work so this is actually pretty quick and easy as far as chainmail goes and it's pretty cool because the beads nothing goes
  • 01:32: through the bead so it's just captured it's just held in side the Rings so to start I opened all my all of my big jump rings I'm also amusing two smaller jump rings for the beginning on the end you can see I did that in this one too you could use one I just like the way that to look with this particular weave so I'm going to start by taking two smaller jump
  • 02:02: rings that aren't open and placing them on one of the larger jump rings and closing it up will save you a lot of time if you open all your jump rings first with this one and then place another large jump ring in your smaller jump rings and that's going to be the end there and you're going to put two rings into that last pair here all the
  • 02:33: jump rings you use now and so the end will be the larger size it's just all one size for the main part of this so you'll put another ring in alright now you're going to take your small rings at the end and try to hold onto those and you'll have two sets of two rings above them the first set of rings you're going to put one to either side then you're
  • 03:05: going to open out that next set so that you have two going this way and two going this way take your bead place it in the middle it can be tricky then you're going to close those beat those rings back around your bead so you'll have one set hugging the bottom part of the bead and one set hugging the top part of the bead and now you take another ring and you're going to catch
  • 03:37: both of the top rings in this one and close it up and then you add the second one every one every layer goes on in sets of two you always have two rings through two rings so you'll always place one and then place another one right beside it so you'll do two sets of two before you do every bead so you're going
  • 04:12: to take the last two you added hold them together and do another layer on top of that and again you're going to add a second ring right beside the last one and then you're going to hold on to the piece you have and open out your rings place the bead down and then pull the rings up and
  • 04:46: here the top rings might get stuck inside the bottom two from before just lift it out you'll want these two to be outside these ones from before so that they can open out at the bottom hold that in place and go through both of those top rings with the new ring close it up
  • 05:18: and you're going to always place the second ring right beside the first and then put your next ring through those last two and place another one right beside that one okay when you have your two groups of
  • 05:57: two rings open them out one and then the second one place your bead in the middle and close them back up over the bait catch both rings with a new ring and I'll show you just one more time it's really pretty simple once you get the hang of it put your second ring
  • 06:27: snick right side by side with that first one and then you're going to grab both of the last two with a new ring and then add the next one right next to it and I'll open them both out add the bead so
  • 06:58: you have to lift a little sometimes close it up and to end all you're going to do is you're going to add two rings at the end just like at the beginning or just one if you want for this one it's just going to be a smaller ring I've got them sitting open ready because I knew I wanted to use them that way so you could use just one I'm going to go ahead and
  • 07:28: add in a second one and you can just add your findings your clasp whatever you want to use to finish your piece just right on to those jump rings there and you can see that with the the non faceted beads it's a little bit less fluid than what the faceted beads because they're a little larger but it is still pretty flexible so it still definitely works with non faceted
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