These are some of my favorite internet
resources, for supplies, information and inspiration.
Sterling silver, 18
kt gold and platinum jump rings and chain maille kits
14/20 gold filled
jump rings and gold-filled refill kits for Urban Maille’s kits.
Various materials of
jump rings, kits and instructional chain maille DVD. Ring sizes
are in fraction
of inches instead of millimeters.
Blue Buddha Boutique
Sterling silver and
base metal rings...including anodized aluminum! Also tons
of eye candy!
Calendar in the
The Ring Lord and Metal Designz
Canadian sources for
non-precious metal (steel, aluminum, titanium, etc) rings. Be
sure to order
saw cut rings if you will be making jewelry…the
hand cut rings have rough ends and do not close
sizes are in fraction of inches instead of millimeters.
Good source for free
chain maille weave directions.
Maille Artisan International League
This has got to be
one of the top libraries of maille patterns on the internet.
Don't only does her
jewelry rock, but she has tons of great
tutorials on her
(The directions for her swan clasp are in part two of the
Elegant Bangle tutorial.)
Also really good
prices on tools and wire.
Like Connie Fox,
Sharilyn Miller also learned her wire wrapping skills the
legendary from Lynne Merchant.
Not only is Sharilyn
Miller the editor of Belle Armoire magazine, but she also
teaches some fantastic
workshops. Even if you don't have the opportunity to
attend one, check out the pictures...you will be inspired.
Great source for
unique wire wrapping tutorials.
Free tutorial for
the ever popular Herringbone Wrap.
Also check out her
jewelry gallery...I LOVE her coiled wire bangles!
Leela Beads and Beaducation
Lisa Niven Kelly's
web site. Has link her workshop schedule, tools, and great
Loren Damewood does
amazing things with precious metals and knots.
If you ever have an
opportunity to take one of his workshops...do! He is a