47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns

Create your own jump ring patterns, woven chain pieces, and more!

By: Kelly Spence, Editor,
Updated July 26, 2017
47 Free Chain Maille Jewelry Patterns

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 and jump ring patterns. 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!

PLUS: To level up your chainmaille jewelry projects, make sure to watch our video on how to make chainmaille rosette links! Check it out below: 

Chainmaille for Beginners

Byzantine and Box Chain Maille Tutorial

If 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.

Necklace Chainmaille Patterns

Chunky Chainmail Necklace

Now 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!

Bracelet Chainmaille Patterns

Baby Pink Dragon Scale Bracelet

If you're looking for chain maille instructions to make beautiful chainmaille 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. You are sure to love these jump ring patterns that will help you making stunning DIY bracelets.

Some of these tutorials even incorporate beads or colored jump rings to give your chainmaille bracelets some extra embellishment or a pop of color!

Earring Chainmaille Patterns

Mobius Flower Earrings

When 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!

What is your favorite chain maille pattern?

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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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