Cleopatra Chain Maille Bracelet

Chain Maille

Practice the art of opening and closing jump rings as you make an elegant chain bracelet!  This ancient pattern of assembling rings is commonly referred to as Cleopatra chain.  While it looks impressive and drapes really well, this design is rather easy to craft.  I will share what to be careful of as you assemble a beautiful bracelet and then show you how to finish it utilizing one of my “Jenuine” toggle clasps for a sophisticated bracelet that will surely draw attention.
Note:  Please let me know if you are left-handed!  I can print left-handed instructions for you.


Desert Jewel Studio, 26839 N 44th St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. You will receive directions upon registering for class.


This class is not on the schedule at this time.  If you are interested in taking it, e-mail with your interest and availability.

How do I sign up?

Class will be $45/person. E-mail or call Jen at (480)635-2402 to register any time from noon to 10pm.

What will I need to bring to class?

($55 kit for sale in class – yields a 7 1/4″ long bracelet)

  • “Jenuine” toggle clasp with a 3/4″ bar
  • (27) 8/32″ ID 16ga sterling silver rings
  • (59) 4/32″ ID 18ga sterling silver rings


  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Flat pliers
  • Bead mat
  • ruler
  • Magnifying glasses– most people don’t think they need them until they are faced with seeing the detail of jewelry close-up.
  • Covered water or other refreshing beverage
  • Snacks are always welcome as well. 🙂

The majority of the above items are available locally at C&D SilverSJ Jewelry SupplyLonnie’s Jewelry Supply or other on-line jewelry supply sources. If you have any difficulty or questions about obtaining any of these items, please contact Jen to inquire about your options.