Queen’s Chain Maille Link

By on October 19, 2011

A20Q finished Queens Chain Maille Link

Tip: You can choose many jumprings that will work with this design. Keep in mind, the smaller the ring and the thicker the gauge of the wire, the more challenging it is to build this pattern.

: : : Materials : : :
  • Jumprings
  • Pliers, flat-nose
  • Pliers, chain-nose
  • Paper clip
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Step 1
Using one pair of flat-nose pliers and one pair of chain-nose pliers, open 10 jumprings. Close two jumprings.
Step 2
A20Q step2 Queens Chain Maille Link
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Pass a paperclip through the two closed jumprings.

Note: Different color jumprings are shown for illustrative purposes, although do make for an interesting design.

Step 3
A20Q step3 Queens Chain Maille Link
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Pass one open ring through the two closed rings. Close the jumpring. Add a second jumpring to the two attached to the paper clip.
Step 4
A20Q step4 Queens Chain Maille Link
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Add a second set of two jumprings to the set of jumprings added in Step 3, creating a chain of three sets of two jumprings.
Step 5
A20Q step5 Queens Chain Maille Link
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Flip the last two rings added, down so they hang as far down as possible. Separate the now, top two rings (shown gold) .
Step 6
A20Q step6a Queens Chain Maille Link
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Pass an open ring under the tops of the rings hanging down. Close the open ring.
A20Q step6b Queens Chain Maille Link
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Repeat, adding a second ring in this same spot.
Step 7
A20Q step7 Queens Chain Maille Link
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Add two rings to the two new rings just added.

Repeat Step 5-7 for as long as your design or project calls for.