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Chainmaille Lessons

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40 per session

I will teach you to make chainmaille jewelry starting from the basics by making your own maille bracelet. I will start off by teaching you how to weave the most basic chainmaille that most everyone thinks of when they think of maille: The European 4-in-1. If you prefer to learn a specific weave or already know the 4-in-1, message me and I will tailor the lesson to suite your skills and tastes. Please let me know which weave you would like to learn:

-Byzantine
-Box Chain
-4-in-1
-Helm

Depending on how quickly you pick up the skill, you should leave the class with a completed bracelet. If you're a bit slower, fear not! I will send you home with the materials to complete your bracelet.
Chainmaille can be as delicate or burly as you like, depending on the materials you use. I will be teaching you using annodized alluminum, a hardened alluminum that is hypo-allergenic, light weight, and will not rust or stain your skin.

Training & Qualifications


15 years jewelry making experience, Owner of Forgotten Forest Jewelry, Former Jewelry making instructor.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Kyrstin


Krista received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Apr 21, 2017
Amazing to deal with!
Jessica received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Jan 19, 2017
Kyrstin is awesome! Very talented jewelry maker!
Brian received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Oct 27, 2016
Excellent communication and a great product! Hope to do more with Kyrstin!
Danielle received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Aug 30, 2016
Kyrstin worked with me to make custom bracelets I had in mind. She crafted something I love and will treasure. She's incredibly friendly, listened to what I wanted, and made something fantastic! Thank you so much, Kyrstin!
Adrien received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Aug 24, 2016
Kystin made me the BEST bracelets!!! Plus she's super friendly and all around awesome! :D 14/10 would recommend.
Mike received Help with Want to star in a Youtube video? from Kyrstin
Aug 12, 2016
Kyrstin was made to be a youtube star! Super cool gal
Mike received hour of Custom Jewelry Design from Kyrstin
Aug 10, 2016
Can you say... complete badass? Kyrstin made me the dopest Dothraki style necklace. I am 350 lbs, so I wanted something that made me look like a giant warrior, and this fit the bill perfectly. Thanks!
Mike received session of Beginner Archery Lesson from Kyrstin
Aug 06, 2016
I had a great time shooting arrows and video =)
Jerico received session of Beginner Archery Lesson from Kyrstin
Aug 06, 2016
Krystin was absolutely wonderful to be with and made the lesson extremely fun. I love archery now thanks to Krystin and I plan to pursue it as my new hobby. :)
Ian received session of Beginner Archery Lesson from Kyrstin
Aug 06, 2016
Krysten was a great archery teacher. Very patient and helpful. Very easy to get along with and fun to be around!


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About Kyrstin Haines

My name is Kyrstin and I'm a 28 year old woman originally from Spokane Washington. I moved to Portland for its sense of community and love of the locally made crafts! I have been a jeweler for 16 year...s and specialize in chainmail. I was a jewelry teacher at Michael's but found I was spending more time trying to sell Michael's product than I was teaching, so I set up at a local Starbucks and taught jewelry on the weekends. I recently made the jewelry for a wedding, a custom chainmail bracelet and matching earrings with the wedding date in stamped metal as a charm. I also crochet and have been doing so for over a decade. I make my own custom pieces, and I particularly enjoy making cute capelets. Other than that, I am a barista just trying to make my way in the world!show more

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