by Joy Jones.
(Washington DC, USA)
I am SO intimidated by chain maille! All those rings…interior diameters, exterior diameters, aspect ratios – ugh! But when I saw this pattern at www.irinascutebox.com, I decided to give it one last try.
I made all my own jumprings (time-consuming but satisfying and maybe the key to success) of 18G goldplated copper wire and chose gold-tipped, smoky Czech glass faceted rounds instead of the called-for pearls.
It did take patience but by the end of the evening, voila! – a beautiful, rich looking, weighty bracelet that belies its beginner’s roots. I can’t believe I conquered chain maille.
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