Sue Ripsch shares her chain mail expertise in workshops across the country, and her original designs are represented by a Sedona, Ariz., gallery. She and her husband have developed her passion into an online business, Jewelry by Sue, through which they offer finished jewelry, kits, and jump rings made to precise specifications. They travel together to many well-known bead, jewelry, and wirework shows to spread their knowledge and appreciation of this fascinating art.
Chain mail is a very hot topic, and those who enjoy the process are looking for new patterns and ideas to explore. Classic Chain Mail covers the basic weaves for beginners, but also adds unusual jump rings (twisted, oval), some crystals and beads, and unique patterns for intermediate beaders. These 35 projects create a classic, elegant look by using mostly silver, gold, and argentium jump rings. This book offers many different, unique patterns for jewelry makers who are interested in chain mail.