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« on: March 23, 2008 05:28:08 PM »

I saw a similar project in a recent issue of a wire jewelry magazine.  This is my twist to it.  This is actually my first time making an inverted round chain, let alone a captive, or orbital version of it.  Instead of other rings, beads are captured in the middle of the chain.  I used some fire polished crystals I have, and they are trapped quite nicely in the chain.  Also, found that the chain feels nice and smooth on my arm, and decided to make it totally connected, with no ends or fastenings, so it just rolls smoothly on and off.

I have some really nice deep red crystals that would look really nice done like this, and a deep purple, so I think I will make a few more versions of it.  It turned out to be easier than I expected.











Here is a link to both the inverted round chain, and the captive inverted round, using rings inside the chain (as opposed to beads)

http://mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=9949


http://mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=7793
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 05:43:29 PM »

Very pretty I like the way the blue looks in the bracelet  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 05:48:21 PM »

gorgeous!  I am always so jealous of people who can do chainmail!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 05:48:43 PM »

I really love this - great job!  It would look lovely with all kinds of different colored beads (or even a multicolored one)!  Do you sell your work? Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 05:51:30 PM »

That is a beautiful braclet, I think it would be just stunning in the red!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 05:59:49 PM »

That's beautiful! I've never attempted anything so complicated.

You did a wonderful job!!!


Um...can I have it? lol
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 06:06:12 PM »

What size jump rings did you use?  Just curious..I make maille too, and looooove that design
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 06:15:24 PM »

Wow, thats really gorgeous. Do you have a link to the technique used? I've never done chainmaille, but I've always been intrigued by it. Maybe this would actually get my butt in gear!! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008 07:07:59 PM »

well done, it looks great.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008 07:29:02 PM »

Stunning! I would love to see various crystals captured in chainmaille, this just looks beautiful.

And I bet if just feels great  Kiss
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