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« on: July 03, 2007 03:57:04 PM »

Hi!  I've been wanting to do a bit more chain maille and I saw that a gal that I was swapping with had one of Hawkwolf's awesome chokers on her wist.  So I took the opportunity to try my hand at it for her.  I decided on a modified Japanese chain maille pattern for the choker instead of Hawkwolf's European 6 in 1. A big thanks to Hawkwolf for all his helpful advice.  Lana helped pick the stone for this so of course it is a green faceted stone.  And so I present the choker that we named Lady Ariel!



I was feeling inspired when I made this copper flower necklace.  I had bought these antique copper flowers off of ebay and added some green Swarovski crystals.  Since I couldn't find a copper chain in the stores I got wire and made some links.  I am really happy with the way it turned out.


I guess I'm on a choker kick so I made owl necklace with antique Mexican owl medalians and silver plated chain.
It looks really cool to me.


Thanks for looking.  Comments are always appreciated!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007 04:13:37 PM »

Absolutely Exquisite! Especially the Lady Ariel chocker!
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007 04:15:17 PM »

i love owls =D thats so cute
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007 04:25:42 PM »

WOW!!  I love the Lady Ariel choker!!

I used to work at the Bristol Rennissance Faire in Wisco, and modeled chain maille for a couple years..  full bra's and huge belts with bells..  I still have my mask, a few chokers and a couple bracelets..  You've inspried me to pull them out of the jewerly box  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007 04:43:24 PM »

The choker is absolutely beautiful.

I'm curious if you make your own chain, or if you buy it?  I've been doing small amounts of chain maille, but nothing this complex.

Great work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007 04:53:07 PM »

Absolutely Exquisite! Especially the Lady Ariel chocker!
Hi Bead brain!  Aw, thank you!! *blushes*

i love owls =D thats so cute
Thanks Milkweed!!  I love the owls too.  I have one more set of them and I was thinking of making them into a belt.  I love the whole mommy, daddy, baby family here.

WOW!!  I love the Lady Ariel choker!!

I used to work at the Bristol Rennissance Faire in Wisco, and modeled chain maille for a couple years..  full bra's and huge belts with bells..  I still have my mask, a few chokers and a couple bracelets..  You've inspried me to pull them out of the jewerly box  Smiley
Neat Jazzturtle!!  You should definitely wear your treasures.  I love going to the Ren Fest here in MD.  I am thinking of making my daughter a belt or maybe some cuff style bracelets for the fair.

The choker is absolutely beautiful.

I'm curious if you make your own chain, or if you buy it?  I've been doing small amounts of chain maille, but nothing this complex.

Great work.

Thank you Ramenparty!!  I did make the chain mail for the choker portion, but the hanging chains in front are store bought.  I just got a mandrel and cutters from ACMoore last week which I used to make the links for the copper necklace.  It was really neat making my own links.  I will probably be making more.  I'd love to see what you're making!
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007 05:48:32 PM »

Wow! That chain maille choker is absolutely gorgeous!  And I can't believe you made that chain-it looks so perfect!


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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007 05:59:37 PM »

Hey!

That's a nice japanese weave there, milady!

Glad I could help!
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007 08:26:32 PM »

I cant wait to rock that owl necklace! Cheesy



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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 09:51:13 AM »

me too!!  Thank you Cheera!!!!  I'm so glad the owls will be going to a good home!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007 10:03:16 AM »

wow...you didnt tell me you named the necklace after me Rox!  its so gorgeous in person, i love it! we've all got the day off here ((well...the working ones do, im on summer vacation)) and were doing all sorts of crafty stuff, im thinking of finding the spray clear coat and doing the necklace so i can wear it to SummerFest when i go...i mean, if im gonna go to a music festival, i may as well rock some homemade goodies!

Rox, you did an amazing job on the necklace!

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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007 12:48:55 PM »

Hi Ariel!!

Heehee, well I love you name and it was made for you so to me there couldn't be a better name for it.  I do hope you will be able to wear it to Summerfest. 

Smiley Rox
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007 01:00:56 PM »

i sprayed it, and its dry, and lovely, and perfectly wearable now. so oh yeah, im wearing it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007 01:07:09 PM »

awesome necklaces!  i especially love your chain maille creation!  great job.   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2007 02:03:47 PM »

OMG!!! i love the first one. it is unbelievable. i love it.
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2007 06:35:35 PM »

Wow! All of these are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the first choker.
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2007 12:10:33 PM »

Those are beautiful. I especially love the first one!
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2007 09:09:40 PM »

yay yay yay i wore it all day today, and it was FINE! PERFECT! LOVELY!  it was awesome, and i got a few compliments from people at the shops and stuff how unique it was. just passing it along Rox. 


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p.s. tell L that her package is on its way, and will be there in 2-5 days!

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