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The Best Way to Start Learning to Create Chain Maille Jewelry + Giveaway

Update (04/17/2916): Blue Buddha Boutique is closing its door permanently. The links to their website (below) are no longer active.

* * * * * GIVEAWAY * * * * *

Get a chance to win a Shaggy Loops Bracelet kit in any colorway (you can choose any 2 color) you prefer by leaving me a comment on this blog post between November 18 – 21, 2012 !!!

This giveaway is open to everyone, not just US residents.

I made the bracelet in several different colors. What color combination will you choose if you make your own version of the bracelet?

The winner will be selected at random & will receive an instruction & enough jump rings to create a 7.5″ version of this bracelet from Blue Buddha Boutique.

Also, get a chance to win an All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack

Read on and find out what the All-in-One pack contains & how you can win it!~




* * * * * The Best Way to Start Learning to Create Chain Maille Jewelry * * * * *

We can’t create chainmaille jewelry using randomly selected jump rings.

If the jump rings you use is too small or too thick, you either can’t weave the rings through or the weave is going to be as stiff as a chopstick or a twig

On the other hand, if the rings you use are too thin or too large … the weave is going to be so loose that the links can’t hold its shape and when you wear it as jewelry, the links will definitely flop or look flattened


In the beginning, whenever I learned a new chainmaille weave, I used to need some time to figure out the ring sizes I need.

But, now, people who want to learn to create chainmaille jewelry do not need to go through a similar difficulty because – recently – Blue Buddha Boutique launched a number of chainmaille starter packs that simplify the process.

Every pack is different so you can start learning to make chainmaille jewelry by creating your favorite piece(s) & without having to purchase too many jump rings you might not need.

You can start by learning just one piece such as this one by using the All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack

The pack contains Euro Tool Ergo pliers coated with Tool Magic*, mini bead mat for holding your rings while you work, instructions (for right-handed & left-handed learners) and enough jump rings to create a Celtic Visions bracelet in the colorway(s) you prefer.

There are a few more exciting starter packs you might want to check out:

They can make great holiday gifts, don’t you think?

To read more &/or purchase the starter packs, please visit the following link >>> http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/supplies/starter-packs/

To get a chance to WIN the All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack, simply leave a comment on the following blog post by November 28, 2012  >>> http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/blog/2012/11/chainmaille-starter-packs-blog-hop-giveaway/ <<<

Good luck!~


@k_joyz of Angelica Brigade


31 thoughts on “The Best Way to Start Learning to Create Chain Maille Jewelry + Giveaway

  1. Chainmaille is so much fun and B3 makes it better with vibrant color and creative ideas

    Posted by Kelly McNulty | November 16, 2012, 9:06 am
  2. The chain maille necklace with the key is beautiful. Enjoyed reading more about ChainMaille on Blue Buddha Boutique too,

    Posted by virginia | November 16, 2012, 11:01 am
  3. I love ChainMaille and Steampunk, been combining them for awhile now. B3 has an awesome supply of rings and things for every ChainMailler, from beginner to expert :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Posted by Tammy Roush | November 16, 2012, 12:50 pm
  4. So i love this blog hop…Sends me to new blogs i never seen before… Excited about yours… Just started with chainmaille and only have done basic designs i love this saggy loops i like when jewelry jingles..Hope i win

    Posted by Jeannie Platt | November 16, 2012, 1:47 pm
  5. I’ve always seen chainmaille with silver, pewter, bronze, and gold, but adding color definitely makes a huge difference.

    Posted by Whitney | November 16, 2012, 3:28 pm
  6. Blue Buddha is awesome!
    I would love to win a pack!!!!

    Posted by Elizabeth | November 16, 2012, 6:41 pm
  7. So much fun to find other people who have great tips and suggestions for the home hobbist. I’m usually a gold/silver girl so most of the selections I make for colors are to add basic colors to the base metal colors; like blacks, browns, blues. With some of the B3 kits I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with real colors. Good for the holidays:)

    Posted by Tracey | November 16, 2012, 7:22 pm
  8. I love chainmaille and have found B3 to make it fun exciting and full of fabulous products. Can’t ask for more. Love them.

    Posted by Corinne Helena Trusock | November 16, 2012, 9:16 pm
  9. Shaggy loops is one of the most resistible starter weaves. It is such fun to make and wear. Good luck to all of you.

    Posted by Louise Sidford | November 16, 2012, 11:47 pm
  10. I once tried chain maille and got the same problem you describe : my rings were way too loose. I would love to try again with such a pack !

    Posted by Voltzia | November 17, 2012, 4:56 am
  11. I love the red and green shaggy loops bracelet and would love to win this so I could have a go at making this myself

    Posted by KimS87 | November 17, 2012, 5:43 am
  12. Lovely. Thanks for sharing these great kits. I know what several people on my Christmas list are getting now.

    Posted by Shawna | November 17, 2012, 6:01 am
  13. I can’t wait to try out chain maille and these contests are introducing me to some great blogs

    Posted by Fran elster | November 17, 2012, 7:15 am
  14. Have never made any chain maille, would be thrilled to give it a go.

    Posted by Four dogs and one quilter | November 17, 2012, 9:46 am
  15. I had no idea what beautiful pieces could be made until i visited this blog! What a unique way to increase my jewelry making skills. Would love to give it a try with this giveaway. Thanks.

    Posted by Stella Gracia | November 17, 2012, 10:22 am
  16. Chainmaille is very rewarding – it looks great very quickly!

    Posted by Cathy | November 18, 2012, 1:35 pm
  17. I’d really love to win this pack… it makes such wonderful work :)

    Posted by Mona | November 18, 2012, 2:56 pm
  18. I think these are great kits, and I’d probably go with a blue/purple color palette.

    Posted by Shirley Moore | November 18, 2012, 5:08 pm
  19. I love the colors used! I would love to try one of these kits!

    Posted by Melissa | November 19, 2012, 5:47 am
  20. Started learning Chainmaille over a year ago and I love it! I’ve ordered other item from B3 in the past and was really happy with the quality. Would love to try this design!

    Posted by Mel | November 19, 2012, 8:10 am
  21. Never tried it but all of them look awesome and something-different from other kind of jewels, love that you could make them colourfully :)


    Posted by szappanbubi | November 19, 2012, 8:36 am
  22. These kits look great, considering I don’t always have much luck in trying to work out how to do it myself.

    Posted by Suzanne Davis | November 19, 2012, 3:17 pm
  23. Hello! I have just recently became more interested in making my own jewelry and fallen head over heels in love with it. Although I’m a total newbie, I’m really fascinated by chain maille! It seems so catching and fun! Unfortunately, in my country (I come from Serbia), this technique is not very popular (to my knowledge) so the choice of ready-made jump-rings, etc is rather poor. These starter packs seem just perfect for us beginners, so it would make me more than thrilled if I was chosen to get one :)

    Posted by Ivana | November 19, 2012, 4:46 pm
  24. Really love this blog-hop. Finding some interesting site and would love to win this project

    Posted by Dawn | November 19, 2012, 5:49 pm
  25. I would love to win! Your bracelets are beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

    Posted by Letty Sandoval | November 19, 2012, 9:06 pm
  26. I would be thrilled to win, thank you for the opportunity, Jo x

    Posted by Jolene | November 20, 2012, 4:35 am
  27. Besides having the chance to win the amazing Shaggy Loops bracelet kit I also may choose the colours. What more can I ask?
    Thank you.

    Posted by Ana C. | November 20, 2012, 1:58 pm
  28. And, the WINNER of the chain maille jewelry-making kit GIVEAWAY is >>> https://angelicabrigade.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/giveaway-winner/

    Posted by r4punz3ll3 | November 26, 2012, 11:16 pm


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