Kaede Weave Chain Maille - Virtual Workshop

Course Description

About this course

Students who enroll in this live, virtual workshop will learn two uncommon and beautiful chain maille techniques through the construction of two chain – Forars Kaede and Hawkskaede, a Forars Kaede variant.  Students will be responsible for ordering their own links, therefore they are free to choose the metal they want to work in (titanium, sterling silver, or anodized aluminum) and can also decide the length of chain they wish to make (bracelet or necklace). The instructor will demo in titanium. A detailed supply list for jump ring quantities will be sent to each student upon enrollment.  

It is assumed that all students who enroll are proficient weavers, know the difference between Through-the-Eye and Around-the-Eye connections, understand gauge, inner/outer diameter, aspect ratio, and know Half Persian 3-in-1 weave.

This course will consist of two sessions. There will be a no-class day between each session.

Class will be held live via Zoom during the designated time frame. A link to the Zoom room will be sent via email. 

Each session will be recorded and you will receive a password protected link to the recordings that expire after 30 days.

Please read the Materials & Tools tab!

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 

Students will need to provide materials in preparation for this online workshop. Supply costs will depend on the metal and chain length that you choose.

  • A detailed supply list will be emailed to students upon registration. 
  • Total expected material costs will range in price from $25 for two anodized aluminum bracelets to $300 for two 18” sterling silver necklaces. 
  • Please order materials at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class, to ensure timely delivery. 




Karen Karon


November 3 -5, 2020


10:00 AM -12:00 PM


2 days

Intermediate and above

No Class Dates

November 4

Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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