The Dude/The Dudette Tutorial


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Update 5.26.17 - please note there is a new variation coming to this tutorial - The Dudette. This tutorial currently does not have the Dudette piece - I will update as soon as I have this piece written. If you wish to purchase the tutorial as is, I will send you the update as soon as it is complete.

Anyone who purchased the original tutorial, and would like the update, please convo me and I'll send the file when complete...or a description of the conversion if you can't wait.

If you fancy yourself a real-life Doctor Frank N. Furter, and want to make your own man - it won't take you 7 days. You can have a Dude of your own with a some jump rings, 2 pair of pliers, assorted glass beads, and this -

The Dude-torial - an original chainmaille design by me, Peg Stueber of the Tempest and Teapot.

There will be no antici ...........................


As this is a PDF file available for instant download (that's faster than the Time Warp!) upon confirmation of payment.

This is a beginner-to-intermediate chainmaille build. Some of the elements (such as the torso) are an easy beginner's chainmaille build, but the feet and the head have some tricky-to-place rings, so you should have a basic understanding of chainmailling techniques.

This is for the tutorial ONLY - it is not a kit. No materials are supplied.

26 pages of high resolution, full color printable instructions, complete with step-by-step written instructions and over 50 full-color photos are included within the files you download.

All quoted jump ring sizes are listed in Standard Wire Gauge (SWG, not AWG), and should translate across most common jump ring materials (stainless steel, anodized aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, etc...). The Aspect Ratio of each ring is also included. All rings used in this making of this tutorial sourced via The Ring Lord.


All rights reserved. No part of this document or the related files may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means (electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the publisher.

You do have permission to sell The Dudes created with these instructions. I only ask that you give credit to me as the designer.

Because of the nature of digital downloads, no refunds are offered.

Average review
The instruction were very clear and when I had a question the seller got back to me very quickly.
Feb 6, 2018 by Cheryl S.
Excellent tutorial Well written, easy to follow, good picture. Love the little Dude! Can't wait for the Dudette!
Dec 24, 2017 by ladyknight64
Sep 21, 2017 by Julia Weaver
Great tutorial with lots of pictures!
Jun 11, 2017 by edgeofempty
Perfect instructions, and even though I didn't have the exact rings, I was still able to make it work. Thanks for a great tutorial!
Jan 9, 2017 by Lorelei Logsdon

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I do take on custom projects. If you've something specific in mind, convo me, and we'll see if your vision and mine can come up with JUST the right thing...