This kit contains all the materials needed for making my Patchwork Chainmaille Bracelet, the instructions for which appeared in April 2008's Bead & Button Magazine. You must provide your own tools (2 pairs of pliers). This kit will come with instructions, but they will not be the same as those in the magazine.
The Kit Contains: Seven (7) packets for individual flower units in assorted colors, One (1) packet with finishing rings, including the lobster clasp and one (1) bag of assorted "extras", in case you break some, lose some or some are ugly or whatever.
You will receive a random assortment not limited to the individual units seen in this photo which you can even assort and rearrange if you wish to create the patchwork look seen here. In this way, no two bracelets are alike!
Available colors can be seen on the
How To Buy Page.
To order the INSTRUCTIONS ONLY directly from Bead&Button Magazine, go here.
Patchwork Bracelet Kit Price $20.00
Patchwork Star Keychain Kit
The Patchwork Star is a pattern similar to the links in my Patchwork Chainmaille Bracelet above. This kit comes with enough rings to make 2 star keychains (or a pair of earrings). It also comes with step-by-step instructions, but you must provide your own tools (2 pairs of pliers). When ordering, please specify colors (up to 3 per kit), and whether you would like keyrings, colored keyrings, or earring backs.
Patchwork Star Keychain Kit Price $8.00
Sold Out, Will be back in stock July 2011.
TThis kit contains all the materials needed for making an all-metal, all-chainmaille hackeysack. You must provide your own tools (2 pairs of pliers). Choose up to 3 colors in anodized aluminum for a striped hackey or choose in stock patterns: Rasta (Red, Green, Yellow), Blues (Blue, Turquoise, Black) and All Silver. The kit comes with larger size jump rings in plain aluminum for filling, but you can also use beans, fabric, or whatever fill you prefer. Kit includes Instructions for European 4-1 pattern, Bracelet Instructions, and all jump rings. Kids love them, and Adults too! Feels really neat to throw around, juggle with, or just to play hackeysack!
Hackeysack Kit Price $20.00
Stretch Chainmaille Bracelet
Kit includes all materials needed to make your own stretchy chainmaille bracelet, but you provide the tools (2 pairs pliers): Instructions for the European 4-1 chainmaille pattern, bracelet instructions, stretchy black neoprene rings and anodized aluminum rings in your choice of colors (up to 3). Makes one wide bracelet (shown) or 2 narrower bracelets.
Choose from the following kit colors: Rainbow, All Silver, Rasta (Red, Yellow, Green), Candy (Pink, Violet, Purple), Peace (Orange, Gold, Turquoise), Earth (Brown, Blue, Green).
Stretch Bracelet Kit Price $10.00
Set of Two Pliers
You've heard it before...you need pliers to make chainmaille. You will need two pairs of chain-nose pliers to complete any of the kits above, though they can be used for many other kinds of jewelry-making . These are inexpensive basic pliers, so we sell them by the pair for your convenience. You can only purchase these if you are purchasing a kit above, or have purchased one in the past. Happy Chainmailling!