Kits and Tutorials
Due to many requests, Chainmaille By MBOI will now be offering Kits and Tutorials. Tutorials are very time consuming to make, so please be patient as more will be coming soon. The tutorials can be purchased along with a kit or downloaded separately as a PDF file and you can use your own rings. If there is a particular weave in the shop that you want to learn how to make just contact us and we will put that weave on the to do list. All our tutorials are full of pictures and detailed instructions that you will allow to move through them easily. If you run into a snag, we will be happy to offer you support via email to help you through.
This tutorial is a detailed step by step on how to make a Byzantine chainmaille weave. We have painstakingly made these instructions so that a beginner will be able to go through without a problem. The tutorial is full of pictures which graphically guide you through each step. We will offer full support for […]
Parties and Classes
Do you live in the Maryland/Metro DC area? Do you want a fun evening with your friends and walk away with a stunning piece of chainmaille jewelry? Would you like to walk away with a treasured piece you made for yourself? Host a Jewelry Party or a Chainmaille Creation Party of your own!
Jewelry Party: A basic jewelry party is an easygoing evening with friends where you can see, touch and try on any of our chainmaille jewelry for yourself. This is not a hard sell party but a relaxed evening with no pressure to buy or for your friends to host a party. All the chainmaille shown at the party is available for immediate cash and carry purchase or you and your friends can place special orders for pieces you design for yourself choosing your weave and metals which will then be custom made just for you. Contact me for more information and to schedule your own in home party.
Chainmaille Jewelry Creation Party: Are you more of a Do It Yourself type of person and want to learn a fun new art? Host a Chainmaille Jewelry Creation Party for you and your friends and enjoy a relaxed evening learning the art of chainmaille. Each guest will walk away with a stunning piece of jewelry they made themselves using basic materials provided. No need to struggle on your own as I will be there to walk each guest through the process with hands on help and demonstrations and answer any questions they may have. I will also have additional supplies if you finish early and want to make a second piece! Ready to begin? Contact me for more information.
Making Jump Rings
We hand coil and cut each of our jump rings with the exception of the colored aluminum. Ever wonder how that was done? This short tutorial will explain our process and give you a better idea of what we mean when we say our jewelry is handmade from start to finish!