9 Simple Chainmaille Projects Using Spikes

Combine Aluminum Jump Rings and Acrylic Spikes To Make Beautiful Jewelrychainmaille spike earring on model

These 32 mm silver-color spikes will make your chainmaille jewelry look sharp! Add spikes to existing jewelry patterns to jazz—er, punk— them up. Add a single spike to an earwire for fast & edgy earrings (see final project below). Spikes measure 32 mm long x 5 mm wide. Hole can accommodate up to a 16 SWG ring (1.6 mm). The spikes are super lightweight, too!

All aluminum rings listed below can be purchased via Ringpicker or on Blue Buddha’s aluminum jump rings page.

Purchase spikes today, and make several of these easy projects in one afternoon! Click on any picture for a bigger image you can use as a project diagram to re-create these pieces. If you come up with your own variations, feel free to post them to the Blue Buddha Boutique page on Facebook!

 spikey earring Simple Spike Earring

KK16 x 2 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 5/8″ (15.9 mm)
D18 x 4 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
copper metal seed beads x 12
spikes x 10
surgical steel earwire x 2

feather mesh earrings with spikes Feather Mesh Spike Earrings

T14 x 2 – 14 SWG (2.0 mm) 3/8″ (9.5 mm)
F18 x 72 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 5/32″ (4.0 mm)
spikes x 2
surgical steel earwire x 2

requires knowledge of European-4-in-1 (mesh)

 triple spike chainmaille earrings silver color Triple Spike Earrings

X12 x 2 – 12 SWG (2.6 mm) 7/16″ (11.1 mm)
F18 x 24 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 5/32″ (4.0 mm)
D18 x 8 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm) <–used to attach earwire, and one for each spike
spikes x 6
surgical steel earwire x 2

Spot the mistake in this photo? We missed a ring. Whoops!

 box weave chainmaille with spike Spiked Box Pendant
J18 x 21 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 7/32″ (5.1 mm)
F18 x 1 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm) <–used to attach spike
spike x 1
pre-made base metal cable chainrequires knowledge of Box Weave
 tapered hoop spike pendant Tapered Loop Pendant with Spike

CC14 x 1 – 14 SWG (2.0 mm) 1.2″ (12.7 mm)
T16 x 1 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 7/32″ (5.1 mm)
J18 x 1 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 7/32″ (5.1 mm)
F18 x 4 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
D18 x 3 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
spike x 1
large base metal pendant bail
pre-made base metal cable chain
 chainmaille mesh spike necklace Spiked Lily Necklace
L16 x 20 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
F18 x 7 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
spikes x 5
pre-made base metal cable chainrequires knowledge of European-4-in-1 (mesh)
 chainmaille rosettes spike necklace Spiked Möbiused Rosettes Necklace

L18 x 72 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
F18 x 11 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
P16 x 2 – 16 SWG (1.6 mm) 5/16″ (7.9 mm)
spikes x 5
pre-made base metal cable chain

requires knowledge of European-4-in-1 (mesh) and Mobiused Rosettes

Spot the mistake in this photo? We missed a ring here, too. Whoops!

 simple spike with hoop earring Spike Hoop Earrings
QQQQ12 (aka 1.5″ 12ga) x 2 – 12 SWG (2.6 mm)
F18 x 4 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 5/32″ (4.0 mm) <–per earring, 1 used to attach spike and 1 to hook onto the D18 on the earwire
H18 x 4 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 3/16″ (4.8 mm)
D18 x 2 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
spikes x 2
surgical steel earwire x 2
 simplpe spike earrings Basic Spike Earrings

NOTE: If you vend at craft shows, these are PERFECT fast projects to sell at a very accessible price point, or to encourage sales by offering them as “freebies” with purchases above a certain dollar amount.

F18 x 1 – 18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/8″ (3.2 mm)
spikes x 2
surgical steel earwire x 2

 

 

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Roberta (Bobbi) Blaine
5 years 9 months ago

I am a beginner who is falling in love with Chainmaille projects. Thank you so much for the examples of how to use different pieces with the chains. I am hooked.