Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Now I'm Doing Chainmaille!

I've gotten my hands into something new: chainmaille! And I love it.

People watch me doing it, and shake their heads, but it is a lot of fun. I describe it as sort of like beadweaving, except with jumprings - I am weaving the jumprings together. But now that I think about it, these head-shakers are the same ones who shake their heads at beadweaving, so there you go.


I just listed my first chainmaille creation in my Etsy shop - take a look!


And now I am waiting on a huge order of brightly colored niobium jumprings, so I can make more stuff!

8 comments:

Melody said...

Wow, those are really cool!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Melody! I can't believe how much I enjoy it!

I've signed up for a week of chainmaille classes in August, to learn some in-depth stuff - cant wait!

retrothreads said...

I've never seen chain maille earrings. I love them ! Very nice !

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, retro!

manamoon said...

Gorgeous design and such fun too! My hubby does maille and I admire it so!! If you haven't heard of The Ring Lord they're a great resource for chain maille artisans - have fun!!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks - I found them a couple of weeks ago, and you're right - they are fabulous!

Anna said...

Those are lovely! I don't know how you do the chainmaille! It's wonderful!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks Anna - I didn't think I would like it, but I love it! If you have the patience for beadweaving, you can do chainmaille!