I have received many compliments on my Shenandoah bracelet, pendant, and earrings, so now, I offer a kit for other jewelry makers out there to make their own! Tutorial for the Pendant/Earrings is available for free on my blog!
Familiarity with the japanese 12-in-2 weave and/or the Stepping Stone weave (by Corvus Chainmaille, on which the Shenandoah is based) is recommended.
You will receive:
- enough jump rings in the various required sizes to complete 1 pair of earrings
- 1 pair of earwires: gold fill earwires for the gold fill kit, sterling silver for all other kits
- an picture of the Shenandoah pattern with each ring size specified, that can be folded into a tent for easy reference
Your choice of metal - Sterling silver, NuGold brass or copper. Copper uses one additional small size, which is noted in the diagram
Posted by Linda Schmidt on 15th Dec 2016
Quality materials, easy to follow instructions, great price. I am a rank beginner to chainmaille and I was able to make a beautiful pair of earrings.
Posted by Amanda on 10th Dec 2014
Generally, I am not a fan of the Japanese style chainmaille because (at least in my case) the well-made weaves are tight and require a lot of patience, finagling, and unladylike language to fit the last rings into place without marking them and/or leaving gaps in the ring closures. Maybe it's just me.
But, this weave was so pretty, I had to try it.
It was fiddly, but not a difficult as I feared, and in the end, well worth it--my friend was delighted with her Christmas gift.
This is a good kit, reasonably priced, and I received it quickly.
I may just have to try the Shenandoah bracelet kit.