Minerva Chainmaille Bracelet  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A last bracelet before I'm off on Monday on a holiday trip to Greece. The weave is called Minerva and it's a fun one to do. Quite chunky and rather big, but I like it.






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Variation on Harvest Moon Chainmaille Bracelet  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I wanted to make a quick bracelet today so I decided on Harvest Moon by Zili, since I had the rings for it. But once it was done, I felt it loses a bit its shape when on my wrist, so to stabilize it and give it some more fullness, I added small rings throughout. And it turned out like this.

Here are a few pics.




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Mystique Chainmaille Bracelet  

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I've started this chain maille bracelet about a month ago, but life happened, so I had to put it aside until now. As I'm going on holidays next week, I wanted to finish it by then, as it will travel with me, on my wrist.

The weave is called Mystique, it's a modified Euro 4 in 1. A bit tough to add the last set of copper rings, but it was fun nonetheless.

Here are a few pics I took today.






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Celtic Wings Bracelet In Bright Aluminum  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Newest bracelet called Celtic Wings. It's an easy weave, surprisingly so. Made with bright aluminum rings. Next time I will try it with colored rings, so the design pops.




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Dragonsteps Chainmaille Bracelet  

Monday, May 18, 2015

Learned a new wave: dragonsteps. Love it. Not so easy to start, but once you're a few rows in, it becomes very easy.

Bright aluminum rings. The bracelet is so light and thin, I don't even feel it on the wrist.



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Captive 2 in 1 Chainmaille Bracelet  

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Here is today's work, a quick bracelet for summer. Zili's shiny BA rings and TRL's pale yellow ones. I can easily see this with a yellow dress, and even for a wedding party at night.




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Byzee Beez to Butterflies Bracelet  

Friday, May 15, 2015

New bracelet finished, called Byzee Beez to Butterflies. Weird name, but lovely weave. Came out quite stiff, but I like it this way.

Made with bright aluminum and anodized aluminum rings.Won't be my last with this design.




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Sweet Pea Chainmaille Bracelet  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Finished this bracelet today,made in anodized aluminum rings in the sweet pea weave. It took me a while to figure out out, but with Zili's tutorial it went quite fast.

It's becoming a new favorite weave. And this one is mine!







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Mosaic Chainmaille Bracelet  

Monday, March 30, 2015

I have some jewelry that I never photographed before, so I'm doing it now along with adding them to my Dawanda store.

Here is a sterling silver mosaic bracelet using a variation on the European 4 in 1 weave.





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Dragonscale Chainmaille Bracelet  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I've finally got the hang of the dragonscale chain maille weave. Took me a while to learn it, but now that I got going with it, I can't believe how easy it actually is.

Bracelet is in bronze and copper rings, all handcut with the jewelry saw one by one (*sigh I wish I had a Ringinator, alas maybe later in the year).

Here are a few pics of the finished piece. I might change the clasp though, as I'm not too happy with it.






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First Work in 2015 - Hodo Chainmaille Bracelet  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I took a small break from making jewelry last year, but I am back now, and here is the first piece I made this year. Copper/bronze chainmaille bracelet based on a weave called Hodo.

I wanted something simple yet stylish and visually appealing, and the Japanese family of weaves fits pretty well this criteria. The creator of this weave, if I'm not mistaken, is Rebeca Mojica, the author of the popular book Chained, which I have.

I do like this bracelet, but next time I will use smaller sizes for the small connecting rings for a tighter look.






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Copper Pendant After An Absence of 6 Months  

Monday, November 10, 2014

I've been away for about 6 months because for one, I kind of lost my mojo, and it didn't help that I had contact dermatitis on the right arm, which didn't really allow me to do any wire work (thank god it was summer as I wouldn't have been able to wear anything with long sleeves).

So here is my first pendant with a purple jasper wrapped in copper wire. It is based on a design by Julie Lockhart, with my own take on it. Not perfect, but I like it and this one is mine.




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Simple Soldered Silver Chain  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I love chain maille jewelry, but I wanted to have a simple, thin and light chain that I could wear all the time, day and night, without having to take it off when I go to sleep, for example. I remembered my soldering lessons from before, so this weekend I made this silver chain with some jump rings that I already had at hand. Not perfect, but I see my soldering is better than it was a few months ago when I gave it a previous try.

This one is mine :)



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Copper Pendant From A Free Tutorial  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Here is a quick copper pendant I made based on a tutorial from Fradany - she has a lot of useful and quite easy tutorials for wire wrapping.

The bead used with the copper wire is yellow agate with a speck of green in it, I love it.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the result.



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Back To Work Bronze Bracelet - Sort Of  

Monday, February 17, 2014

About a week ago I ordered from Beadsisters in the UK a kit for a bracelet weave called Clockwork. The rings were bronze and bright aluminum. The kit arrived and I made the bracelet within the day. It was very easy to do and fun as well. Here is what it looks like on my wrist:


Once I made it, I figured I would re-create it in sterling silver and bronze (personally I don't like aluminum except for learning a weave, plus I had a request from someone to make it using sterling silver). I cut my rings based on the specifications in the kit and got to work.

To my major surprise nothing matched, the bracelet was a bust. It turns out that since the weave creator didn't mention the type of wire gauge (AWG or SWG), I automatically assumed one of the two and of course, it was not that. Even worse, sterling silver has a different thickness compared to say bronze, so the same gauge (e.g. 18 gauge) is not the same in the two wire materials.

Sadly also mixing sterling with bronze won't work either, because the sizes simply don't match (AWG 18 gauge is not the same with SWG 16 gauge(. So here I am with a bunch of cut jumprings (some sterling silver too, which are not cheap, mind you) and can't make the bracelet again - not unless I use same color rings - which would really detract from the beauty of the wave, since it's really gorgeous in two colors, right?

Having all these jumprings in my stash, I did what some people in the chain maille group called 'lemonade from sour lemons'. I made a new bracelet, which apparently is called Back to Work (I did it from the image of an existing bracelet, not from a tutorial, before I found out what its name is).

So here is my today's lemonade...Back To Work bracelet in bronze. It's really light and fun to wear. I'll make it again, next time in sterling silver.






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