This is the best chain maille book available at this time.
Covers Viking Knitting and 16 chain maille patterns.
Another wire book with several chain maille
patterns...most are based on the Japanese 12-in-2 weave.
Handcrafting Chain and Bead Jewelry
by Scott Plumlee
you like the Byzantine chain you will LOVE this book!
Chains by Becky
by Becky Goga
Becky Goga is a master chainmailler who had several
projects published in Wire
Artist Jeweller magazine, including the Calypso and Cleopatra
Chain patterns featured in her new book include:
Byzantine, Celtic Visions Variations, Contessa, DNA (This is not
Food), Double Lace (Jellybeans on Parade), Double-Infinity (Double
Cross), Enigima (Beez to Butterflies), Flat Queen's Link (Flat Box),
Flip-Flop (Shaggy Loops), Foxtail (Full Persian), Half Persian
3-in-1, Jazzi, Lacey (Rhinos Snorting Drano), Little Princess (Pheasible),
Paradigm (Staggered Corduroy), Queen's Link (Box), Rosette Link
(Flower), Scary Weave, Serendipity and Simplicity.
Chain Making Techniques
by Anne E Mitchell
Anne Mitchell has bundled all of the directions for
her kits into a single book. Purchase her book directly from
her web site.
Elegant Wirecraft Jewelry Volumes 1-5
by Esther Lee
Volume 1 includes lots of pictures for ideas and directions for
Byzantine and Rope chains, wrapped bead sections and making dangles.
Volume 2 includes information about making your own beads, bangle
bracelets, the Snake (Half Persian 4-in-1), Open Roundmaille, Flat
Chainmaille (European 4-in-1), and Byzantine.
Volume 3 focuses
mainly on chains. Directions include Japanese, Byzantine,
Queen's Link (Box), Snake (Half Persian 4-in-1), Foxtail (Full
Persian), Criss-Cross (Diamondback), Rope, Turkish Roundmaille, Half
Round (Half Persian 3-in-1), and Open Roundmaille.
This PDF format book contains some really good
information. Part one covers tools, materials, preparation,
finishing, and cleaning.
Part contains patterns for the 3-in-2, the box, the
byzantine, the flower, the rope, the spiral, the 4-in-1, the
www.culturejewelry.com original pattern), and the 4-in-1
There is also a bonus document containing plans for a
very cool chainmaille jewelry assembly jig.
Chain Mail Jewelry: Contemporary Designs from Classic Techniques
by Terry Taylor and Dylon Whyte
Focusing mostly on European 4-in-1 and Japanese
designs, this book contains 29 different projects for all experience
This book was written particularly for armor makers, but
includes good directions for the European 4-in-1 and European 6-in-1
the Depths of Helm: Variations on the Parallel Chain
by Cynthia Clinton
Originally Sinful Maille: The Clintonia Weaves
by Cynthia Clinton
Most of the chains in this book require soldering, but there are
3 or 4 patterns which do not.
Sharilyn Miller, the editor of
Belle Armoire, shares
the directions for some of her most popular
Although this is geared more towards rubber
stampers (as the name implies) there are some great jewelry making
tips and techniques.
The owner of Portland's
The Bead Factory
shares his wire wrapping knowledge. An excellent introduction
to wire work.
A classic book with over 60 projects, including
the egyptian scroll chain.
All unsoldered chains, but not traditional chainmaille patterns.
All chains in this book must be soldered.
Chain Making Link
by Jeanne Jerousek-McAninch
Some chains do not require soldering, but the majority do.