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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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Mixed Media -

Today I wanted to share some information about my good friend Julie Haymaker.  To find her Shrinkets classes and kits visit www.juliehaymaker.com  Julie does the most amazing things with shrink plastic and it is so fun.  I took my first class with her last year and it was the most relaxing craft ever!  I also tried one of Julie's Kits that was accompanied by a video tutorial.  She does a great job explaining how to make these fun projects.  Julie and I like to pair our work as my supplies and chains work so well with her Shrinket projects.  Check...

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Beginner Skills -

Watch our video to see how.  This lesson is ideal for the beginner.  European 4 in 1 is a widely used weave that everyone should learn who wants to make chainmaille.

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