You’ve Got Maille: Chainmail Basics

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

This 2-hour workshop will teach the basic concepts of chainmail weaving as foundation for creating armor and jewelry. Students will learn about jump rings, tools, metals, aspect ratio, and basic techniques. During the workshop, students will complete a Mobius Flower pendant and Helm weave bracelet. 

No previous experience required and all materials are provided. If you usually require magnification during your work, please bring your equipment as we are working with small rings. 

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $60
Partnerships: $54
MakeHaven members: $51
Real name: 
Diana Gao


Instructor Bio: 

Diana works full time in data and finance but has always indulged her creative side. She is a self taught chainmailler who discovered her passion for the art during the early days of the pandemic. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of chainmaille design with original creations and tutorials, which can be found on her Etsy site at All creations are quality checked by her cat and preschooler. 


1st Floor Room

This educational room has seating and tables suitable for instruction away from the noise of the main workshop. It is located on the first floor of 770 Chapel Street. Guests should ring the MakeHaven doorbell, then proceed down the long hallway. When you get the main MakeHaven staircase by the double elevators, rather than go downstairs, proceed through the double glass doors, take a right down the hallway and you will see a room with a big robot sticker on the door.