At BeadFest Wire, I had the chance to meet Anne Mitchell and fondle her chain maille pieces. I've never really had any interest in chain maille and often skip over these projects in magazines. However, Anne pieces immediately caught my eye and I had a hard time pulling myself away from her table, but when I did...I left with her book Chain Making Techniques. The book is very easy to understand, lots of step by step photos, and each project is rated for difficulty.
I had no problem tackling my first chain maille project. And I love it! I love the thick, weighty feel, and how it stands out. I have a feeling I'll be doing more chain maille. The only thing that needs a little more mastering is getting the jump rings cut just right.