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Mixed Media, Rubber Orings -

In this lesson, you will be using chainmaille techniques to create a pen topper. Then, apply EPDM rubber orings to the base of the pen to make a comfortable pen grip that adds even more color to the design. All materials for this project are available at www.beadmeastory.com  The bonus lesson using Shrinkets as petals is inspired by designs from www.juliehaymaker.com   You may print this FREE FLOWER PETAL TEMPLATE for use with the Shrinkets version of this pen.  

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Beginner Skills, Mixed Media, Rubber Orings -

Use our 10.1mm Orings & 20g 5/32" jump rings to make this fun new chain.  I've included a bonus section at the end to show how to add pineapple charms to the chain.  

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Beginner Skills, Inspiration, Mixed Media -

This beginner project is quick and easy to learn.  Use EPDM rubber orings and anodized aluminum jump rings from Bead Me A Story to make this quick and easy stretch chain. Then we'll show you how to join this project with Shrinkets from www.juliehaymaker.com to make a whimsical pair of earrings. Learning chainmaille can be simple, colorful and fun.

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Rubber Orings -

This video takes you step by step through the process of making a Byzantine Stretch Bracelet.  Using our EPDM rubber orings and anodized aluminum jump rings this project can be made in many colors and sizes.  

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Beginner Skills, Rhinestones -

Getting rhinestones ready to work into chainmaille pieces is a skill in itself.  Watch this video that goes through all the specific types of rhinestone montee beads and how to mount them onto jump rings.  This will allow you to make a wide spectrum of projects.  This work is extremely small and can be difficult to learn.  You should have good eye sight and be comfortable working with small items in order to do this.

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