Chainmaille is the name given to articles that are made from circular rings of wire that are linked together to form flexible jewellery. Some of the designs are known to be close to a thousand years old because they have been found in burial sites that can be dated to Byzantine and Viking times.
You can learn how to take wire and turn it into the circular ‘jump rings’ that are the basis of chainemaille. Then comes the tricky part of working out how each jump ring links into the ones next to it so that it could be made into a suit of armour.
This all sounds really complicated but the basics can be learnt in the space of one evening but be warned – it is very addictive.