Monday, September 4, 2017

Nidhogg Chainmaille Bracelets

Here are two versions of the Nidhogg chainmaille weave. There are two main differences: for one bracelet I used only red rose rings, and for the other, red rose and pink. Also the small rings were woven differently (inside vs. outside).

I love this weave, it's fun and make some beautiful bracelets.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tumbled Rocks Fully Finished

I've finally managed to tumble these beach and river rocks to full shine. The cherry quartz has a few light cracks, but unless I tumble it to a small piece, it can't be helped.

These are so shiny, you have the urge to eat them! I tumbled them through all the stages for a full 2-3 months (most time spent in the first and the last stages) and now they're ready.

A new batch is in the double barrel Lortone tumbler once again.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Art Nouveau Heart - Wire Wrapping

My second wire wrapped piece this year is this art nouveau, free form heart. Not exactly how I envisioned it, but wire does have its own mind and is, more often than not, the boss here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wire Wrapped Copper Pendant

After being busy with chainmaille for over one year, I got the itch to do a bit of wire wrapping as well. Here is the first pendant I made this year. The chain is, of course, chainmaille - JPL3.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pencil Weave Necklace

My first necklace of the year in a fun weave called Pencil. It's named this way because the weave creator did it first around a pencil to make this tube shape. I used mandrels for it. The necklace is slightly graduated, using 4 sizes of rings.

It is more of a choker really, draping nicely around the neck. Bright aluminum rings.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GSG Weave And Variants

After 7 years of mental block, I have finally learned GSG! Not only that, but the same day I made two other variants, AGSG and an unknown one.

Love this weave, it's so easy now, I can't believe I struggled so much with this before.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Byzantine Lace Bracelet

Here is the first jewelry I made this year. Took me about half a year, but honestly I got a bit burned out and I needed a break.

This weave is called Byzantine Lace, also named under Bastardized Byzantine, take your pick. I do like the first name better.

Clasp is handcrafted from heavy gauge 2mm copper wire.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Chainmaille and Wire Wrapped Jewelry I Made Since October 2015 Until December 2015

I've neglected this blog for the last couple of months, so it's high time to bring an update with what I've been working on since the latest jewelry piece I showed here, the Lunar Moth.

I've been working mostly with BA (bright aluminum) and copper rings and learning new chainmaille weaves.

The first one is called Vertebrae, a lovely bracelet made with bight aluminum and dark rose anodized aluminum rings.

The next pieces are Maillestrom pendants using BA and copper rings as well as BA and the same dark rose rings I showed in the bracelet above. They're small and very sweet.

Next comes Oops! Yes, that's what the chainmaille weave is called. BA and copper rings.

Next follows my first keychain using a weave called Nereid. Quite stiff this one.

Finally I've learned the initially elusive, but eventually very easy Aragon weave, playing with the colors a bit.

Flat box is a fun variation of the regular box chain, which really sits flat on the wrist. Another easy eave to learn and make.

Because by now the time was nearing Christmas, I made a snowflake pendant, which I hung on the Christmas tree as a decoration.

Next, I did a bit of wire wrapping because I sort of missed it. Here are two pendants I made last December.

I got in a Christmas swap and made and sent my partner, Judit, these three things: a dragonsteps bracelet, a Japanese Christmas tree ornament and the lovely Phaedra pendant with an amber Swarovsk crystal. I hope she liked them.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Lunar Moth Chainmaille Bracelet

I love this design from Blue Buddha Boutique. It's called Lunar Moth and it's basically a variation of the butterfly weave with different (and much larger) rings.

This bracelet is made with bright aluminum rings and it's very light to wear, I can hardly feel it on the wrist.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Abhainn Chainmaille Bracelet

Abhainn (in Irish means river) is the name of this weave. Very light on the wrist and the perfect opportunity to play with color.

Made in Bright Aluminum and Anodized Aluminum rings.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Chainmaille Pendant

I made this pendant based on a 'thingie' shown in the Chain Maille group on Facebook. I kept adding rings to it until the pendant was formed. It is doubled up, so the second pic shows it by side, in a 3D form.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Half Persian HP 4 In 1 Bracelet Gift For Brother

Here is a bracelet I made for my brother for his upcoming birthday. He wanted something rather flat to wear comfortably. I hope he likes it.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Minerva Chainmaille Bracelet

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.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Variation on Harvest Moon Chainmaille Bracelet

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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mystique Chainmaille Bracelet

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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