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Chainmaille Starter Packs & Sampler Packs

Everyone has to start somewhere. When it comes to learning the art of chainmaille, our Starter Packs are the best place for anyone to begin. Whether you consider yourself crafty or not, we are certain you can learn how to create your own metal jewelry simply by choosing one of the packs on this page. Every starter pack is different so you can purchase your favorite or buy more than one with no overlap.

Our Sampler Packs offer a selection of some of our most popular ring sizes, clasps and findings to allow you to learn and experiment without a lot of guesswork. Also on this page is our Basic Weaves Starter PDF bundle that contains easy-to-follow instructions for more than a dozen common chainmaille patterns.

For more information about getting started with chainmaille, we encourage you to check out our FAQ.

Getting Started PDF

Download our FREE "Getting Started Guide" for tips on opening and closing jump rings and other chainmaille basics.

Starter packs ~|~ Sampler Packs


Starter Packs

All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack

This pack comes with everything you need to get started making your first chainamille project!  Pack contains two pairs of Euro Tool Ergo pliers coated with Tool Magic*, mini bead mat for holding your rings while you work and a kit and set of instructions for our Celtic Visions bracelet project


Easy Pack Contents
This pack is available in two colorways:

warm colors may include red, orange, yellow, black, brown or gold
WARM (hover over image for color information)

cool colors may include blue, purple, green, turquoise, violet or iridescent gunmetal
COOL (hover over image for color information) 


Your pack will come with instructions customized to your handedness (right or left). 
Please select your pack carefully below to be sure you receive the correct hand.


*Please Note: Please be aware that Tool Magic is not permanent and will wear off after a project or so.  We coat the pliers in your pack so you can try Tool Magic before you buy it.  Tool Magic can be purchased seperately in the Tools section of our website.

KIT - All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack - Warm Colors - Right Hand
$ 49.95 Add to Cart
KIT - All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack - Warm Colors - Left Hand
$ 49.95 Add to Cart
KIT - All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack - Cool Colors - Right Hand
$ 49.95 Add to Cart
KIT - All-in-One, Easy Start to Chainmaille Pack - Cool Colors - Left Hand
$ 49.95 Add to Cart
 

Tool Pack

This pack comes with all the tools you need to get started.  Pack contains two pairs of Euro Tool Ergo pliers, a mini bead mat for holding your jump rings as you work and Tool Magic to coat you pliers, preventing scratches on your rings.

Tool Pack Contents

KIT - Tool Pack
$ 32.95 Add to Cart
 

Colorful Starter Pack

Can’t get enough color in your life?  This pack is bursting with bright colors that are as fun as you are!  Pack contains kit and set of instructions for our Shaggy Loops bracelet and Celtic Visions Star Pendant projects. 

You will need two pairs of pliers to complete your projects.  Need tools?  Purchase a Tool Pack above to get everything you need!
 
Colorful Pack Contents

This pack is available in two colorways:

warm colors may include red, orange, yellow, black, brown or gold
WARM (hover over image for color information)

cool colors may include blue, purple, green, turquoise, violet or iridescent gunmetal
COOL (hover over image for color information)


Your pack will come with instructions customized to your handedness (right or left). 
Please select your pack carefully below to be sure you receive the correct hand.

Colorful Starter Pack - Warm Colors - RIGHT
$ 39.95 Add to Cart
Colorful Starter Pack - Warm Colors - LEFT
$ 39.95 Add to Cart
Colorful Starter Pack - Cool Colors - LEFT
$ 39.95 Add to Cart
Colorful Starter Pack - Cool Colors - RIGHT
$ 39.95 Add to Cart
 

Purist Starter Pack

Love the look of pure heavy, metal? Choose a pack in all aluminum or all copper to fit your classic taste.  Pack contains kit and set of instructions for our Mesh & Rosettes bracelets, Japanese Cross bracelet and Japanese Cross & Polyhedron earrings projects. (Enough supplies for 3 bracelets and 2 pairs of earrings!)

You will need two pairs of pliers to complete your projects.  Need tools?  Purchase a Tool Pack above to get everything you need!
 
Purist Pack Contents

This pack is available in two metals:
Aluminum and Copper

Your pack will come with instructions customized to your handedness (right or left). 
Please select your pack carefully below to be sure you receive the correct hand.

Purist Starter Pack - Aluminum - RIGHT
$ 74.95 Add to Cart
Purist Starter Pack - Aluminum - LEFT
$ 74.95 Add to Cart
Purist Starter Pack - Copper - RIGHT
$ 84.95 Add to Cart
Purist Starter Pack - Copper - LEFT
$ 84.95 Add to Cart
 

Scholar Starter Pack

Want to know all the basics and go from newbie to know-it-all with one great book? This pack is for you!  Pack contains a copy of CHAINED book plus enough supplies to create 2 pairs of earrings, 1 pendant, 1 necklace and 3 bracelets.  Projects vary in level and will take you from complete novice to advanced/intermediate weaver!

***NEW***

Already own a copy of CHAINED? Now you can purchase the scholar pack without the book included below. Select your kit and color option carefully.

Kits included: Easy Earrings, Box Chain Bracelet, Helm Chain Necklace, Japanese Cross Pendant, Reversible Japanese Lace, Ripple Earrings and Rondo à la Byzantine Bracelet.

You will need two pairs of pliers to complete your projects.  Need tools?  Purchase a Tool Pack above to get everything you need!
 
Scholar Pack Contents

This pack is available in two colorways:

WARM (hover over image for color information)

warm anodized aluminum colors may include red, orange, yellow, black, brown or gold

warm enameled copper colors may include: Amber, Burgundy, Red, Brown, Black, Non-tarnish Gold or Yellow rings


COOL (hover over image for color information)

cool colors may include blue, purple, green, turquoise, violet or iridescent gunmetal

cool enameled copper colors may include: Dark Blue, Eggplant, Green, Hematite, Ice Blue, Peacock Blue, Royal Blue, Lavender or Violet rings

Scholar Starter Pack - Warm Colors
$ 138.65 Add to Cart
Scholar Starter Pack - Cool Colors
$ 138.65 Add to Cart
Scholar Starter Pack - Warm Colors - NO BOOK included!
$ 116.16 Add to Cart
Scholar Starter Pack - Cool Colors - NO BOOK included!
$ 116.16 Add to Cart
 

Sampler Packs

Base Metal Sampler Packs

Our base metal sampler packs contain 100qty packs of 12 of our most versatile sizes.  These samplers are perfect for experimenting with multiple sizes, learning common weaves and creating swatches for potential projects*.  Available in aluminum, copper, jewelry brass and stainless steel, grabbing one of these packs is also an excellent way to try working with a metal you are unfamiliar with.

Download our FREE Suggested Weaves PDF for information about which weaves work best with the sizes in your sampler pack or Purchase our Basic Weaves PDF Bundle below to get weaving with your sampler rings!

*Note: 100 rings is not enough to create a full project in most cases.  These packs are best for testing ring sizes and creating short lengths of various weaves to learn them and/or see how you like them.  To purchase ring packs for complete projects, visit our various base metal pages.

Ring sizes included:

3 sizes in 20g SWG - 0.032" (0.8 mm)
D20 - D = 1/8" (3.2 mm)
F20 - F = 5/32" (4.0 mm)
I20 - I = 13/64" (5.2 mm)

5 sizes in 18g SWG - 0.048" (1.2 mm)
F18 - F = 5/32" (4.0 mm)
H18 - H = 3/16" (4.8 mm)
J18 - J = 7/32" (5.6 mm)
L18 - L = 1/4" (6.4 mm)
N18 - N = 9/32" (7.1 mm)

4 sizes in 16g SWG - 0.062" (1.6 mm)
H16 - H = 3/16" (4.8 mm)
J16 - J = 7/32" (5.6 mm)
L16 - L = 1/4" (6.4 mm)
P16 - P = 5/16" (7.9 mm)

KIT - Sampler-Aluminum-12 packs of 100
$ 35.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Sampler-Copper-12 packs of 100
$ 48.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Sampler-Jewelry Brass-12 packs of 100
$ 48.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Sampler-Stainless Steel-12 packs of 100
$ 84.00 Add to Cart
 

PDF Bundle includes: Box & Byzantine, European 4-in-1 (Mesh) & Rosettes, Helm Chain, Japanese Lace (Japanese 12-in-2), Open Round (Inverted Round), Turkish Round, Roundmaille (Snake Maille), Half Persian 3-in-1, Half Persian 4-in-1, Full Persian & Jens Pind Linkage 3 (JPL3).                                more info

INSTRUCTIONS - Starter Bundle - left hand - PDF, INS-STARTER-BUNDLE-L

Basic Weaves Starter PDF Bundle

Learn to create common chainmaille weaves with this bundle of 10 of our easy-to-follow tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced.  25 pages of full-color photos and instructions written and tested by chainmaille experts, this is the ultimate collection of instructions for crafters new to making chainmaille jewelry.  You'll learn to create more than a dozen different weaves that can be used to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and even larger clothing pieces.

Purchase a Base Metal Sampler Pack above to get ring sizes that work perfectly for learning these weaves!

PDF Bundle includes: Box & Byzantine, European 4-in-1 (Mesh) & Rosettes, Helm Chain, Japanese Lace (Japanese 12-in-2), Open Round (Inverted Round), Turkish Round, Roundmaille (Snake Maille), Half Persian 3-in-1, Half Persian 4-in-1, Full Persian & Jens Pind Linkage 3 (JPL3). 

Box Chainmaille Weave Byzantine chainmaille weave Mesh & Rosettes chainmaille weaves Helm Chain chainmaille weave Japanese Lace chainmaille weave Open Round chainmaille weave Turkish Round chainmaille weave Roundmaille chainmaille weave Half Persian 3-in-1 chainmaille weave Half Persian 4-in-1 chainmaille weave Full Persian chainmaille weave Jens Pind 3 chainmaille weave

Only want a few of these tutorials?  Visit our Downloadable Instructions page to shop for chainmaille tutorials à la carte!

INSTRUCTIONS - Starter Bundle - left hand - PDF
$ 48.00 Add to Cart
INSTRUCTIONS - Starter Bundle - right hand - PDF
$ 48.00 Add to Cart
 

Clasps Sampler Pack

Our Clasps Sampler Packs are a great way to have various finishing options on hand at any time.  Try out some of our most popular toggles and clasps in your favorite finish.  Each pack also comes with matching clasp rings that work to finish many different weaves.

Pack Includes: 1 small toggle, 1 large toggle, 1 regular lobster claw, 1 huge lobster claw, 1 two-strand slide clasp, 1 three-strand slide clasp, 1 hammered ellipse toggle, 1 hammered square toggle, 3 econo toggles, 1 fifty pack of matching F18 basemetal clasp rings, and 1 fifty pack of H18 matching base metal clasp rings.  (Black AA clasp rings included in the gunmetal sampler pack).

KIT - Clasp Sampler Pack - Silver color/ Rhodium
$ 20.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Clasp Sampler Pack - Gunmetal
$ 20.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Clasp Sampler Pack - Copper Finish
$ 25.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Clasp Sampler Pack - Gold Finish
$ 25.00 Add to Cart
 

Findings Sampler Pack

A little bit of everything!  This sampler includes clasps, ear wires, chain and more to help finish a variety of projects.  Choose from 4 different finishes.  Each pack also contains matching clasp rings that work to connect your findings to most weaves.

Pack includes: 1 small toggle, 1 large toggle, 1 regular lobster claw, 1 huge lobster claw, 1 two strand slide clasp, 1 three strand slide clasp, 1 hammered square toggle, 1 ten pack of earwires, 1 ten pack of rubber ear backs, 2 feet of matching base metal chain, 10 B20 chain connectors to build the chain,  1 five pack of base metal bails, 1 fifty pack of F18 matching clasp rings, 1 fifty pack of H18 matching clasp rings. (Black AA clasp rings included in the gunmetal sampler pack).

KIT - Findings Sampler Pack - Silver color/ Rhodium Finish
$ 23.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Findings Sampler Pack - Gunmetal Finish
$ 23.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Findings Sampler Pack - Copper Finish
$ 32.00 Add to Cart
KIT - Findings Sampler Pack - Gold Finish
$ 32.00 Add to Cart