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« on: April 14, 2008 12:57:48 PM »

So, neither of these were created with the intention of looking Egyptian-inspired, but the style (particularly the early 20th century Egyptian Revival stuff) is one of my favourites so I guess it's bound to pop up from time to time.

With the first one, it's the dangly greenish pyramid-shaped beads that do it. They are some sort of stone but goodness knows what. They hang from Romanov chainmaille with blue goldstone beads. This is the first time I've really got this weave right and I can't tell you how pleased I was with this.


This second one didn't really say "Egyptian" to me until my boyfriend pointed it out. He actually said that "if Star Trek went to an Egyptian planet that's what they'd be wearing" but he's a bit strange sometimes Wink The colours were actually inspired by the cover feature of the April issue of Beads and Beyond magazine, though my version turned out somewhat different to their dainty, girlygirly design Cheesy Not sure my picture does this one justice at all, I have to say.


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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008 01:16:18 PM »

The top necklace is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!
How is it done? The style would be Egyptian?!?! I love that!! Especially with the dangles off of it!!

And I love your boyfriends interpretation of the second. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008 02:00:16 PM »

Thanks! The top necklace is Byzantine weave chain maille wrapped around blue goldstone beads to make links called Romanovs. It's constructed from jump rings which I make by hand winding wire round knitting needles Cheesy I just think it looks a bit Egyptian with the dangles Smiley

My favourite website for beginners to chain maille is Derakon's Library. His instructions are very clear and neat.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008 02:07:30 PM »

They look great and I second the love for the Star Trek interpretation! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008 02:38:27 PM »

Wow, i love love love that first one!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008 06:55:48 PM »

wow, these are gorgeous!! love them both
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 04:03:32 AM »

Thanks everybody, you guys are so kind! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008 08:07:58 AM »

The second one is interesting and well-made. I like the composition, though the color combination isn't my style. I really like the first one. I'd wear it any day. Now I want to learn how to make romanovs!
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008 08:22:14 AM »

I was a bit surprised by the blue/pink/purple/copper colour scheme, actually. I've always liked blue and copper but I had never thought to put pink with it. I can see how it's not to everyone's tastes and I suspect there have been a few "eurgh, that's ugly" non-comments, but it's different and I like it Cheesy

I've loved the look of romanovs since getting into chainmaille and they are fun, if fiddly, to make. These are 6mm beads with 20ga 4mm and 3mm ID jump rings, which might be more than you needed to know but what the heck Cheesy The 3mm ID rings are used to connect the byzy section around each bead to the jump rings that hold the whole thing together, if you see what I mean.

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008 10:00:34 AM »

I've loved the look of romanovs since getting into chainmaille and they are fun, if fiddly, to make. These are 6mm beads with 20ga 4mm and 3mm ID jump rings, which might be more than you needed to know but what the heck Cheesy The 3mm ID rings are used to connect the byzy section around each bead to the jump rings that hold the whole thing together, if you see what I mean.
I really appreciate the extra detail of how you put the first piece together and the link to Derakon's Library.

I'll admit the second is not my favorite color scheme but the design is really awesome!! How about an action shot? Where does it hang down to?

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