Home Page

Jewelry Portfolio
Published Books
DVD Video Series
Jewelry Projects
FREE Tutorials
Translated handouts
Jewelry Supplies
Jewelry Tools
Magazine Articles
Friends & Resources
Send me an email
Buy Now!

European 4-1 Chain Tutorial

The European 4-1 is a basic chain-maille pattern that was woven into shirts of armor for Renaissance knights to wear as protection from sword and lance blows. This brief tutorial will help to illustrate the assemble sequence of this age-old chain into a elongated diamond shape that I refer to in the 2nd book as a Rhombus Key Fob.

The example image is a Rhombus Key Fob, crafted by assembling twenty-four 15-gauge, 5mm ID jump rings (12 silver & 12 bronze), finished with a steel key ring.
Rhombus Key Fob jewelry supply kits available.

Copyright © 2009 Scott David Plumlee, all rights reserved.