Coyote Maille Bracelet

Course Description

About this course

Chain maille is a two thousand-year-old art form originally used to create garments worn for protection by warriors from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Modern approaches use these classical patterns of cold-connected jump rings for sculpture and jewelry. For these non-traditional applications, hundreds of new patterns have been invented.  Our chain maille classes and workshops teach students how to transform some of these classic patterns of connected rings into striking pieces of jewelry.

Students enrolled in this class will learn the Coyote Maille weave and will construct a bracelet in sterling silver as shown in the photo above.  Each kit will contain to enough jump rings to make 8.5 inches of the weave. In addition, each kit will include aluminum jump rings that students can use to explore additional shaping techniques such as making wider or thinner variations, and joining the weave end to end.

This class is intended for students with prior chain maille experience.

Meet the Instructor

Karen Karon

Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been “connecting jump rings” since 2006. She teaches chain maille classes and workshops here at Metalwerx, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of two books on chain maille, Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave.  Her chain maille jewelry is available at Alchemy 9.2.5, a contemporary jewelry and fine craft gallery in Belmont, MA.  See Karen’s work on her website (karenkaron.com), or visit her on Facebook

Materials & Tools 

The materials kit for this workshop is $100 and is payable upon registration. It includes sterling silver jump rings and clasp to complete the bracelet and a full-color comprehensive handout demonstrating the weave. 

Students should bring 
  • 2 Pairs of Pliers with Smooth Jaws - (2 chain nose, 2 flat nose, or one of each – use what you feel most comfortable with. Karen's preference is 2 flat nose pliers.)
  • Optivisor or other form of magnification if necessary

Please note that Metalwerx has pliers and optivisors on hand if students do not already have these tools.

Tuition

$145.00

Materials Cost

$100.00

Instructor

Karen Karon

Date

July 23, 2018

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
Intermediate
Location 
Metalwerx
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