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Instructor: Colin Mahler
Technique(s): Chainmail
Level: Intermediate
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Join Colin and add a little “bling” to your chainmail! The Elf Weave is a box style chain with 3mm crystals woven into the design to add a touch of sparkle and color. Colin teaches how to connect jump rings together to make the chain, to adjust the length for the perfect wrist measurement and how to add crystals into the chain. This class is perfect for students who wish to take their chainmail skills to the next level.

This class has a running time of 1 hr, 7 minutes.
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I absolutely did not think I would be able to do this...it came out beautiful....Colin was great teaching the whole process of the design...I can't wait to do more.
03/12/2015
Valorie Bowen
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This was my first chainmail ever. I loved the crystals against the silver. I've since made several and sold some. Love the step by step directions and the ability to see it visually. Also like the ability to go back and watch again if needed.
03/12/2015
Christy Koukal
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Absolutely loved this class. Colin is an excellent teacher. Directions are very clear. I have been wanting to work with Chain Mail but was reluctant, I am ready to start. Thank You Colin
07/08/2015
Julie Andresen
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I loved this class and the bracelet came out beautifully. I have made a couple now as gifts. I have a question.

I want to know if I can use 2mm beads without having them fall through or get stuck? I am working with faceted rubies. I couldn't get them in all one size so I am putting them in a graduated line with the largest in the middle and the smallest at either end. I am using 4mm rings instead of 4.5mm. The 3mm beads were a bit tight but if I don't have them in each opening it doesn't seem to be a problem. I am just concerned about loosing the 2mm ones. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you Colin!
Beaducation Replied:

We have not tested this, but in theory, the smaller beads should be just fine. Using the 4mm rings will naturally create a more structurally solid bracelet, so at worst, the beads may move around a bit on the beading wire within their space in the bracelet, but they probably won't fall through or get stuck. 

10/05/2015
Terry
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Love this class! Can't wait to try to make a Crystal Elf Weave Bracelet myself and hope it woun't be too hard since I'm new at this. Have a question; will this work with aluminium jump rings or will the material be too weak? Thanks!
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Colin hasn't made the bracelet with aluminum jump rings, but she thinks it will be fine because there are a lot of interwoven links to support the overall structure.

02/01/2016
Mette Trondsen