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Chain mail knot earrings

Make a simple Mobius knot by connecting three jump rings. Using brightly colored jump rings adds life to this chain mail favorite.

SUPPLIES

  • 6 3⁄8-in. (9.5 mm) 14-gauge jump rings (large), standard wire gauge (SWG): 2 each in colors A, B, and C
  • 2 3⁄16-in. (4.8 mm) 18-gauge jump rings (medium), SWG
  • 2 5⁄32-in. (4.0 mm) 18-gauge jump rings (small), SWG
  • pair of earring wires
  • 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

Chain mail knot earrings 1
Step 1
Open a small jump ring and attach the loop of an earring wire. Close the jump ring.
Chain mail knot earrings 2
Step 2
Attach a medium jump ring to the small jump ring.
Chain mail knot earrings 3
Step 3
Attach a large color A jump ring to the medium jump ring.
Chain mail knot earrings 4
Step 4
Holding the work so the medium jump ring is sticking straight up and the large jump ring is flat, attach a large color B jump ring through the medium jump ring, then down and out through the back of the large jump ring.
Chain mail knot earrings 5
Step 5
Repeat step 4 with a large color C jump ring. Make a second earring to match the first.
chain mail earrings variations
Variations
Vary the size of the jump rings. To make a tapered Mobius design, make three single knots in graduated sizes. However, the second and third jump rings in the second knot will go through the medium jump ring, then go behind the large jump ring and come out the front, rather than going down and out through the back of the jump ring. This keeps the earring from twisting.
 
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