Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Full Persian Chain Maille

I don't usually show a picture of just one chain maille earring. (I need to make the second one now) One of the members of the South Shore Beaders, a group of jewelry designers I belong to, found an article in an old jewelry magazine. It gave directions for Full Persian, graduated earrings. I've made several items using the Full Persian pattern and found it fairly easy to make. So with that in mind, I said, "I'll order the rings and teach everyone who wants to know, how to make them". When I got the rings, I started to make one. Now, many things come into play. The way I learned to make the Full Persian pattern was different than the directions in the article. So, I figured I'd do it "my way". Because the rings are graduated (getting smaller with each group) "my" method did not work. So, I tried the method in the article. Now, I won't go so far as to say I'm stubborn but I guess I was as I did not pay attention to the directions very well. Needless to say, I had a lot of trouble. When I finally told myself, "You can do this, Bev!" and read the directions, I made a lovely earring. Now, I need to make the second earring and then "Bring on the group".


  1. I love the look of the earrings. Is the pattern or directions available?

  2. Sharon, I have a pattern from a magazine. When I find it I will let you know. Send me your email and I'll get back to you. bev@bevsjewelry.com