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« on: November 08, 2009 10:50:39 AM »

Hello fellow craftsters!  I want to share my first ever chainmaille projects: charm bracelets I made for my mom and my sister for their respective birthdays.

The top one is my mom's, a sterling silver and jewler's brass helm chain.  The bottom is my sister's, it's jewler's brass bysantine variant.

Close-up of my sister's bracelet

For my mom's, I added charms to represent each member of the familly.  The butterfly is me and the sun is my sister (her nickname is Sunshine).

 The Indiana Jones hat is my brother,  and the fish was my dad, but it's now been replaced by a shark.  He just started swimming and he thought the fish was too fat Tongue

The little red heart bead is my mom

I'm very pleased with myself!  I made all the jumprings too, and managed not to cut myself or break any saw blades  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 11:08:54 AM »

These are beautiful, and the charm bracelet is such a lovely and thoughtful gesture! This makes me want to learn chainmaille now...
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009 01:22:41 PM »

Beautiful pieces, and I can see that some thought went into the charms.  Very nice.

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009 06:25:23 PM »

Really lovely!  Grin I'm just learning chainmaille. Could you tell me where you buy your jump rings? I'm looking for a less expensive source than  buying them locally.  Cry
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009 08:05:15 PM »

really quite nice Smiley

« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009 08:50:18 PM »

Really lovely!  Grin I'm just learning chainmaille. Could you tell me where you buy your jump rings? I'm looking for a less expensive source than  buying them locally.  Cry

For these projects, I made all my jumprings myself.  There are some jewelry stores in my town where I bought some wire and a jewlers saw.  There are also a lot of online sources to get jumprings, but they all tend to be more expensive then home-made ones.  I recently bought a copper experementation kit from Metal Designz, and I know that Blue Buddha has a lot of good supplies too.  Good luck!

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010 09:30:24 AM »

Saw this in the older posts and fell in love with it. Love your chain work. It looks very professional.

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010 01:49:24 PM »

These are lovely. I love chainmaille, it's one of my favorite crafts. If you're interested I can point you to a site with lots of tuts, just send me a pm. Have you checked theringlord.com for buying your rings? That's where I get most of mine.

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