Working mainly with metal wire, this two-day technique workshop investigates methods for making handmade chains. Handmade chains can be worn alone or used for pendants and charms and are much more personal than standard machine-made chains. Students learn to create linkages with jump rings and other wire shapes. The earliest chainmaking dates back to Egyptian jewelry made in 225 BCE, and students will gain an understanding of both historical and contemporary methods. By the end of this workshop, students will have created samples of several different types of chains and made at least one finished chain.