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Basics of Chainmaille

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Beginner Classes

Chainmaille has a long history with over twenty styles created over time (and that is only the methods known about!). These two courses below will help you learn the basics of chainmaille as well as lets you create your own unusual jewelry.

Traditional European Chainmaille Bracelet

Create your own chanmaille bracelet while learning about the history of this over thousand year old craft tradition.

The workshop will begin with a historical overview of chainmaille and its development within Europe and the world. From there, you will learn about the metals to use, choosing the correct thickness, and how to combine the rings using a historical tradition used since Medieval Europe. By the end of class, you would have made a bracelet (or two) you will be extremely proud of. (Chainmaille is a slow-going process.)

Coming Soon:  Japanese Chainmaille Necklaces

 

Intermediate Classes

Viking (Helm’s Chain) Bracelet

This workshop will teach you how to make a Helm’s Chain bracelet using a chainmail weave created by the Vikings!

The workshop will begin with a quick review the basics of 4-in-1 chainmaille techniques and how to work with the metal rings professionally. From there, you will learn about ring aspect ratio, which gages to use in Helm’s Chain, and make your own Viking bracelet. By the end of class, you would have made a bracelet (or two) you will be extremely proud of. (Chainmaille is a slow-going process.)

You do not have to attended  beginner chainmaille class to book this course, though it is highly recommended for people who have no chainmaille experience.

Coming Soon:  Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet

  

Location 

We offer both online and in-person classes.

If interested in in-person classes, they occur in the Toronto at a cafe located at Bloor & Ossington. If you prefer to have your class in a studio or classroom, please let us know upon booking.

If you would like to have one of our classes outside the GTA area, we are happy to travel!