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« on: October 29, 2012 04:02:58 AM »

I bought the supplies when a shop was selling them out but it took me about nine months to get around to trying some projects. I made these for the birthdays of two SIL and on Niece.

I had made a set of these for a swap, using the patterns from the Anticraft book my SIL gave me. When I told her I had done it she said she would like a pair.

Then I decided to try a different style of chainmaille and made these box chain earrings for another SIL.

I enjoyed the box chain and thought I would try to make a longer strand. Unfortunately I ran out of supplies, so it is a chocker with the box chain going around the front.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 03:30:12 PM »

Very nice! I especially like the long ones with the blue bead on the end.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012 03:50:56 PM »

Nice! I like the combo of the chain maille and the beads!

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012 12:25:11 PM »

You just keep on "trying" cos these are great.  I too love the combo of beads with chainmaille.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012 01:44:23 PM »

Thanks guys. Your encouragement really helps motivate me to keep learning.

« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012 11:41:50 PM »

If you really enjoy making chainmaille and want to learn more then check out mailleartisans.org and cgmaille.com.  they have really good tutorials and forums where you can get advice on weaves, etc.  I have become addicted to making chainmaille myself.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012 07:53:18 AM »

Welcome to the addictive world of chainmaille!  I especially love your first set of earrings.  It took me for-ev-er to "get" euro four in one.  It seems like you didn't have any such issues; your earrings are lovely!  : )  I agree with BelleMorte; I got almost all of my schooling from Maileartisans.org.  It's a great community and resource.  Keep us posted as to what you come up with next, please?  I think you have great chainmaille-y things in your future.

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012 02:23:49 PM »

yep, looks good! You've been busy! Cheesy Your closures look pretty good too, that's an important part of maille, especially if it's going to be worn as jewelry. Nice job!  Cheesy

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