OK - So I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert, but here's some random links to easy places to start learning maille:
And having read all of them, I sat down with a couple pairs of pliers and started experimenting.
One important thing that I learned is that the easiest way to start is to put a whole bunch of rings onto a long straight piece of wire, and go down in rows from there, as opposed to just starting with one link in one hand and adding links. You gotta try what they say about the 4-in-one, but it's a real bitch to do it their way, after a while.
I particularly like this guy's work:
But he tells you you need to make this complex thing to make the rings. You don't. Just clamp one end of the wire to a metal rod using vise grips, and use the grips as a handle :-)
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