Intermediate Chain Maille: Oops Weave Bracelet

Course Description

About this course

This intermediate level weave pattern, Oops Weave, is an unbalanced form of the European 4-in-1 weave.  Oops weave is a sheet weave.  It is well suited for cuff style bracelets or chokers. It can also be joined at the ends to form rings.  This workshop focuses on creating a sterling silver Oops weave bracelet, pictured.  The supply kit will contain enough jump rings to make a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  Included in each supply kit will be a 2”x4” piece of Tuff Brake Urethane film to make a weave starter tool that will be used to begin each bracelet. Students will also receive an extensive color handout documenting each step of the process.  For students who wish to explore this weave further, the handout will include “Bonus Material”, not covered in class, showing the steps necessary to widen the weave and to join the weave end to end. 

This class is intended for students with prior chain maille experience. Students who have taken Karen Karon's Chain Maille Essentials class are welcome to join. Please feel free to call or email Metalwerx with any questions at 781.891.3854, or .



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 (, or visit her on Facebook

Materials & Tools 

The $75 materials fee includes enough sterling silver jump rings as well as findings to make a bracelet approximately 8" made from 18 gauge sterling silver jumprings and a color handout documenting each step of the process.

Students should bring 

Please note that Metalwerx has pliers and optivisors on hand if students do not already have these tools. Keep in mind, you might have to share.

  • 2 pairs of pliers with smooth jaws - (I feel that flat nose pliers are best suited for chain maille, but you can use what you feel most comfortable with – any combination of 2 chain nose, bent chain nose or flat nose pliers.)
  • Optivisor or other form of magnification if necessary



Materials Cost



Karen Karon


June 2, 2017


2:00 PM -5:00 PM


1 day

Intermediate and above
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