I have been captivated by ring weaving (also known as chainmail, chainmaille, etc) for a long time. It's a method of creating textiles from metal. They're strong enough to protect you in a sword fight, (which I know is a daily problem for most of us,) but more importantly they're also soft, drapey and easy to wear. I ordered chain and jumprings from one of my favorite jewelry suppliers a while ago. The jumprings didn't fit the chain, though the description of sizes would make you think they would. Either way, I ended up with a whole lot of dark brass jump rings that didn't fit any of the chain I was using. I had been thinking about this project for a long time because I love shirt collar styled necklaces but I really wanted to make something better than what I could buy at Forever 21. I am so glad I tried this, I love how it looks, but I'm even more attached to the way it feels when I wear it! Click through below for super-detailed step-by-step instructions!