I made these chain mail bracelets awhile back. This design (by Scott David Plumlee) was taken from a beading magazine and instead of using tube beads, I used Amethyst Gemstone Chips. The offset triangular jump ring sections pull the bead links into repeating parallelogram shapes while the bead-link loops alternate direction, lending visual depth.
This one is a wedding knot chain mail bracelet which is a quick and easy project but you have to get the jump rings ready in advance. Large jump rings lie parallel in this elegant wedding knot chain design (Designer: Deanna Kittrell)