Introductory Level

Shaggy Loops

by Rebeca Mojica

Shaggy Loops is a great weave if you're new to chainmaille. Fun and flexible, this weave works in almost any ring size (visit the Weave Ideas section of our blog for ideas), but we love the look and size with L16 jump rings - 16ga SWG (1.6 mm) 1/4" (6.4 mm).  Once you've learned this weave, you can use it to create necklaces, earrings and bracelets. See our supplemental video tutorial on Shaggy Loops variation ideas. Most chainmaille suppliers carry a variety of colors, so you can customize this piece to match any taste.

Examples to the right are made with earth mix (top) and purple (bottom).

Acknowledgement: Shaggy Loops was created by Shelley of Metal Designz


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