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I will be teaching a chainmail jewelry class at the Mendocino Art Center on May 16-18.

A note to my returning students: The class format will be the same. I'll be running around helping each student one-by-one, so feel free to show up with more advanced projects. If you want to buy another kit and go through the weaves again that's fine too. Happy chainmailling!

This will be a fairly free-form class, and I expect students to be working on lots of different projects depending on skill level and interest. I'll have tools and supplies for sale, but if you have your own please bring them as well. If there's anything specific you'd like to work on during the class, or if you have any other questions, feel free to email me ahead of time.
These are the 14 weaves that will be the core of the class. Your $50 materials fee will cover enough copper or jewelry brass rings to learn all the weaves and make a few inches of each. Included in these weaves are the "notorious three" - half persian, dragonscale, and jens pind. Students are welcome to bring questions about other weaves not pictured here and I'll answer as best I can.
Anodized niobium is an incredible resource for artists with an eye for color. Simple contrasts or elaborate patterns - many effects are possible. Two sizes of (fairly small) niobium rings will be available in a wide range of colors.
Want to add beads to your chainmail designs? Bring your beads and we'll talk about different options for incorporating them. Students working with beads will also need to bring headpins and/or wire appropriate for their own beads. No beads, headpins or wire will be provided.
And More
I have a huge collection of fun and interesting chainmail jewelry. I'll bring a range of examples to inspire and to demonstrate what's possible with this extremely versatile art form. My goal for this class is to provide more material than anyone can absorb in three days. Choose the aspects that appeal to you and cram in as much as you can.

Happy chainmailling!