Monday, July 21, 2008

I am addicted to chainmaille...

Look at these fabulous earrings and matching bracelet!

I made them with niobium jump rings in blue, rose, gold, and bronze, and galvanized glass seed beads, using the shaggy rope chainmaille pattern.

The muted jewel tones give them a very organic feel, and I think they look absolutely fabulous.

I am absolutely addicted to chainmaille - I have made 3 very different pairs of earrings, and 5 bracelets, including a pair of bracelets commissioned by a man and wife, using gold and silver jump rings. I also have made half of a byzantine necklace, but I ran out of jumprings and am waiting for the order to arrive so I can finish it.

I am going back to William Holland in mid-August to take chainmaille classes, but this is like some crazy passion - I would rather do chainmaille than anything else right now!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous work my friend!! I'll bet those classes will be loads of fun!!

Sweet Freedom said...

Thanks, Sharon!

I can't wait to go back to school - it is so much fun there, and this time, I get to take Bailey with me!

Plus I will come back with so many new ideas....