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Intro to Chainmaille Jewelry
with Jessica Kellogg
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuition: $20 Materials: $15 (Please note: registration will close Friday, Nov. 2 to allow time to order materials.)
In the 4th century BC chainmaille was a highly versatile and effective type of armor. Today the basic premise is still used in cut-resistant gloves for butchers and woodworkers, as well as shark-resistant wetsuits.
With the availability of brightly colored enameled and anodized metals, chainmaille took on a more fashionable role with the intricate weaves being used for jewelry.
This class will focus on the Byzantine weave. Students will receive the supplies and tools necessary to complete a bracelet. If students learn the Byzantine, we will explore other weaves.
About the instructor: Jessica Kellogg was fascinated in 5th grade by the middle ages. This interest eventually led her to teaching herself the European 4-in-1 weave, using rings she made myself. Over time, she learned more and more complex designs. Today she makes jewelry, keychains, ornaments, fidget toys, scalemaille, and inlaid pictures.