I took a class with Sue Ripsch, an expert in chain mail. Sue has published two books and has a successful business in jewelry making/design. Her book is wonderfully illustrated and provides patterns for beautiful chain mail jewelry.
If you have an opportunity to take a class with Sue I recommend that you DO. She's a good teacher. Her instructions are clear and she gives each participant one-on-one attention. She fixed my blunders offering simple solutions w/a sense of humor. Plus I was able to finish this up on my own thanks to Sue working with me to ensure that I understood the pattern.
It was a pleasure meeting her and her husband, Steve.
|Hugs & Kisses Bracelet, pearl clasp from Claspon-Claspoff|