This past weekend I took a class at a local beading store. It was an introduction to working with jump rings which they called pre-chain maille (pronounced male). Everyone who took the class got to walk out with a finished piece. Fun! Fun! Fun!
I chose simple black beads, though there were many other colors offered. The work was quite simple, opening and closing jump rings. However, it did take a bit of concentration, as one was working with pliers in both hands…and I am not very ambi-hand-strous. Ok, truth be told, I had a death grip on those pliers.
The jump rings are all sterling silver, and the beads are borosilicate. I swapped out the lobster clasp for a toggle, which I think gives a bit more spark. Now I have other ideas rolling around my brain, thinking of using colored jump rings, and seeing what kinds of designs they would provide. Different types of beads too!