Tutorials for Chain and Cord Making

On this page you’ll find links to web pages with tutorials and guides on making chains and cords to complement your metal clay creations. All external links open in a new window. Content checked June 2018.

Beading Daily – Fusing Silver

Download this pdf tutorial about fusing fine silver jumprings. Clearly shows the process for fusing.

Bijoux de Terre

Lots of chain maille tutorials on this site together with jewelry to buy and chain maille kits.

Chain Weavers

This is a great site with a number of chain maille tutorials, many free. Lots of the tutorials are for kits that you can buy from the Chain Weavers website.


Diamond chain maille earringsDiamond Chain Maille

Lovely tutorial to make earrings using chain maille. From Brea Bead Works 


handmade chainHandmade Chain – Fire Mountain Gems

Simple but very effective chain. This would be really good for a charm bracelet.


CordKnotted Cord Choker

Show off your focal art beads with this simply-styled, unisex choker. The knots slide apart, lengthening the necklace and allowing you to slip it over your head.

The Ring Lord

This site has a range of instructional pdf documents to download. They all have a small price but they’re comprehensive and easy to follow. Projects range from beginner level to advanced. There are some lovely projects here.

Hand made chainSimple Chain Making

Clair Wolfe shows you how to make very simple chain using pre-formed jumprings and rings. The first will show cold connection where the only tools needed are two pairs of flat nose pliers and a supply of jumprings. Creating individual chains for each design, allows you to create chains of a specific length and with a wide array of jumpring sizes. A chain containing different sizes and textures of jumpring can make a beautiful necklace to wear, without the addition of any pendant or embellishments.


ChainWirework Chain – Kia Dallon

This is a simple wire work chain to make, but very pretty.

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