Modern Chain Mail Jewelry: Chic Projects to Complete Your Look

Modern Chain Mail JewelryModern Chain Mail Jewelry: Chic Projects to Complete Your Look
Gifted by: Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Reviewed by Madison Bowes, Editor,

When I hear "chain mail" my mind immediately jumps to the middle ages, knights in shining armor, and damsels in distress. However, that is not what this book is about; Modern Chain Mail Jewelry: Chic Projects to Complete Your Look by Marilyn Gardiner is all about using an unexpected material, chain mail, for beautiful, wearable jewelry. Whether you're looking to refresh your collection with a new look or you're trying to find a creative use for chain mail from old costumes or projects, Gardiner will not leave you disappointed.


Over 24 jewelry patterns are including within the book, so you have plenty to choose from. From bracelets to earrings, you won't be able to stop when you realize how versatile and fun chain mail is. If you're worried about looking too DIY or old-fashioned, have no fear! Gardiner incorporates gorgeous gems and beads into her designs to make sure each one is customizable and up-to-date with the latest fashions.


While I don't think I would have given this book a second look in the store, once I flipped through the pages I was truly captivated. Gardiner uses both silver and copper chain mail in her designs, and I would never guess how easy they are to put together. While they require time and effort, the difficulty level was never raised too high. These unique pieces of jewelry are perfect for gifts for your friends and gifts for yourself.

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