47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns


Updated August 30, 2016
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Easy and Colorful European 4 in 1 Bracelet Move over, medieval soldiers! Chain maille patterns aren't just for armor anymore! Chain maille is a long-standing tradition in the jewelry world, and to pay homage to this time-honored jewelry-making technique, we've collected 47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns to inspire you to create your very own beautiful woven chain pieces. With free chain maille patterns like these, you'll look fierce on the fashion battlefield!

Whether you're looking for necklaces, bracelets, or earrings, this collection has free chain maille patterns to fit your jewelry-making needs. From box chain to Byzantine, from 4-in-1 to 12-in-1, you'll find a variety of free chain maille jewelry patterns here! Even if you're new to the technique, you should be able to easily follow the chain maille instructions included in these simple tutorials. So stock up on jump rings, and make sure you have a couple quality pairs of pliers, because we have enough chain mail patterns here to suit an army!


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47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns

47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns

Table of Contents

Basic Chainmaille Tutorials

Necklace Chainmaille Patterns

Bracelet Chainmaille Patterns

Earring Chainmaille Patterns


Basic Chainmaille Tutorials

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille TutorialIf you're new to making chainmaille, these beginner chainmaille tutorials are a great place to start! The chain maille instructions included in these tutorials will teach you the basic techniques for various styles of chainmaille so that you can go on to use them in your own chainmaille jewelry creations! Once you've mastered the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle all the free chain maille jewelry patterns below!


Tip: A jump ring opener is a handy alternative to a set of pliers. Check out this tutorial to learn more about this useful tool.

  1. Chain Maille Rosette Links
  2. Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorial
  3. Byzantine Chain Maille Video Tutorial
  4. Simple Links Chainmaille Bracelet
  5. Dragon Scale Weave Tutorial
  6. Spiral Chainmaille Video Tutorial
  7. DIY Body Chain
  8. Snazzy Chainmaille Ring


Necklace Chainmaille Patterns

Chunky Chainmail NecklaceNow that you've mastered some of the basics, you're ready to move on to turning those techniques into actual jewelry! The following chain mail patterns are all for fabulous necklaces. From pendants, to chokers, to woven chainmaille bibs, we've included a range of free chain maille patterns here, so you're sure to find one that suits your style!

  1. Chic Chained Together DIY Projects
  2. Chunky Chainmail Necklace
  3. Colorful Jump Ring Choker
  4. Easy Chainmaille Necklace
  5. Swags of Chain Necklace
  6. Shenandoah Chain Maille Pendant
  7. Champion Chain Maille Necklace
  8. European 4-in-1 Diamond Chainmail Pendant


Bracelet Chainmaille Patterns

Baby Pink Dragon Scale BraceletIf you're looking for chain maille instructions to make beautiful bracelets, then you're in luck! From chunky, to dainty, and everything in between, we have plenty of lovely chain mail patterns for bracelets of all kinds. Some of these tutorials even incorporate beads or colored jump rings to give your chainmaille bracelets some extra embellishment or a pop of color!

  1. Baby Pink Dragon Scale Bracelet
  2. 2 in 2 Chain Maille and Bead Bracelet Part 1
  3. 2 in 2 Chain Maille and Bead Bracelet Part 2
  4. Cabbage Patch Bracelet
  5. Chainmaille and Pearl Bracelet
  6. Easy and Colorful European 4 in 1 Bracelet
  7. Easy Faux Chainmaille Bracelet
  8. Spiral Chainmaille Bracelet
  9. Francesca Bracelet
  10. Helmsweave Chainmaille Bracelet
  11. Japanese 12 in 1 Bracelet and Ring
  12. Large Loops Chain Bracelet
  13. Ripple Chain Maille Bracelet
  14. Nestled Pearls Chainmaille Bracelet
  15. Intricate Japanese Chainmaille Pattern
  16. Easy Jump Ring Bracelet

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Earring Chainmaille Patterns

Mobius Flower EarringsWhen you hear "free chain maille jewelry patterns," earrings might not come to mind, but we have chain mail patterns for earrings too! If you want a quick chainmaille project, or if you're just starting out and feeling a bit intimidated, one of these free chain maille patterns for earrings would be the perfect place to start. Whip up some cute chain dangles with one of these designs!

  1. Mobius Flower Earrings
  2. Simple Boxchain Earrings
  3. Jewel Tone Cluster Earrings
  4. Simple Rainbow Chain Earrings
  5. Tri-Mobius Chainmaille Earrings
  6. Double Spiral Earrings
  7. Bead and Chain Dangle Earrings
  8. Rhumba Earrings
  9. Japanese Flower Earrings
  10. Flat Mesh Earrings
  11. Christmas Tree Earrings
  12. Colorful Coiled Chainmaille Earrings
  13. Spike Scale Chainmaille Earrings
  14. Barrel Weave Chainmaille Earring
  15. Beautiful Barcelona Earrings

Loving these chainmaille projects? Check out the DIY jewelry projects in our Chainmaille/Making Chain category!


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There is so many beautiful things to make. The byantine and bead bracelets great and the simple rainbow chainmaille earrings are what I may make first. Superb designs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! american diamond necklaces Elegant and classy jewelry. Thanks for the post.

What's your favorite chain mail weave or technique? Leave a comment and let us know! :) --Editors of AllFreeJewelryMaking

At first, my favorite was byzantine and all the flavors - double byzantine, trizantine - the half Persian then JPl then full Persian. Now, it is whatever I am working with on a particular day. {:).

I LOVE THESE DESINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, DESTINYSHYE01 1616746! Happy creating! :) --Editors of AllFreeJewelryMaking


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