The Craft and Hobby Association show had a great selection of jewelry supply product companies in attendance. One of the booths we visited at the show was the Beadalon booth. We got a chance to stop by to see some of the new items they have trending right now in jewelry making.
There was a display of Fernando Dasilva’s jewelry. He recently wrote a jewelry book called Modern Expressions and was at the show doing book signings.
Another item that caught our eye was the Chain Maille jewelry that is made with their new “Chain Maille Rings” product line. They look like jump rings but are made from copper wire and are available in different colors. The wire is tarnish-resistant which is a must if you are going to make “Chain Maille” jewelry.
They also have a special new mat that is tacky enough to hold the jump rings so they don’t slide around.
The process of making Chain Maille jewelry making has been around for a very long time. Basically, you use long nose pliers and special jump rings that vary in size. These jump rings are specifically made for this craft and the finished designs looked fun to wear.
Lauren Anderson is the designer of these pieces and has been making Chain Maille for years.
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