Intermediate Chain Maille: Symmetrical Allure Sheet Bracelet

Course Description

About this course

This intermediate level weave pattern, Symmetrical Allure Sheet, was created by Lorraine Menard.  It is a modification of Allure and Allure Sheet, both created by Laura Hepworth (Narrina).  These weaves are related to Elfweave.  This workshop focuses on creating a sterling silver Symmetrical Allure Sheet bracelet  (pictured).  The supply kit will contain enough jump rings to make a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  2 methods of weave construction will be presented.  Students will receive an extensive color handout documenting each step in both methods of construction.  

This is an intermediate+ level weave:  Students who sign up for this class should be comfortable handling and using jump rings and pliers (opening/closing/weaving), adept at recognizing patterns and should understand the concepts of Around the Eye vs. Through the Eye and aspect ratio. Proficiency in constructing at least 6 basic weaves is required.  Experience constructing Elfweave is very helpful.

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 $65 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 
  • 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

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.



Materials Cost



Karen Karon


July 24, 2017


2:00 PM -5:00 PM


1 day

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