European 4-in-1

An example of European 4-in-1 Diamond Shaped Earrings.

This is the most common of all chainmaille patterns seen in jewelry design today. The four-in-one pattern derives its name from the fact that the weave begins with four rings linked through one central one and the weave is continued by adding a center ring and two end rings to the preceding one. This pattern can be used for bracelets, anklets and necklaces and beads or crystals can be added for a decorative look. This weave lies flat to the skin giving it the appearance of a sheet. This pattern can be made into a wider strip by adding rows to the first strip completed.

These were made using 18 gauge .925 sterling silver handmade rings and sterling silver ear wires.