Karuna Chain Maille Bracelets
Karuna Chain (similar in construction to Freyja Chain) weave is a dense weave which produces a flat chain that is flexible and perfectly suited for bracelets. Knowledge of Elfweave is helpful but not required for enrollment.
The afternoon session is designed for anyone who attended the morning session on Frejya or anyone with intermediate level chain maille experience. Students will learn how to construct the Karuna weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Two construction methods will be demonstrated, along with instructions for joining the ends to make continuous clasp-less chains.
Jewelry designer and author, Karen Karon, has been weaving maille for well over a decade. She teaches chain maille and scale maille classes and workshops at Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Metal Arts, at local venues, and also provides private chain maille/scale maille instruction. In addition, Karen is a certified PMC (Precious Metal Clay) artisan. Karen has written articles for Art Jewelry, Bead Style, Bead&Button and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines and is the author of Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop and Advanced Chain Maille Jewelry Workshop, both published by Interweave. Her jewelry can be purchased at Loveday in West Concord, MA.
There is a $120 materials fee for this workshop payable upon registration. Kit includes sterling silver jump rings needed to make an 8" - 9" bracelet, a sterling lobster clasp, and a full color 16 page Karen Karon handout with step by step instructions.
Please note, the metal market is currently in flux. This will affect the price of silver and the materials kit price listed for this class is subject to change. We will inform you of this in advance of the class.
- 2 x smooth jaw pliers are needed - Metalwerx has tools for sharing
- 1 x optivisors - Metalwerx has for communal use - OPTIONAL
- 1 x polyester foam bead mat - OPTIONAL