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« on: April 17, 2015 11:33:38 AM »

I have spent some of the sick days I've had reacquainting myself with some of my previously purchased craft supplies, and learned through Youtube how to do a new weave called a Love Knot, which I decided to make rainbow earrings out of.


I made a pair each of the large and small love knots and connected them to each other and the earring loops with black rings. They are made of 18g 3/16" coloured aluminum rings and 16g 5/16" coloured aluminum rings. They are pretty light too.

I also made a rainbow bracelet of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) and aluminum rings which is a type of rubber that is used in roofing apparently.


This is made with 18g 3/16" Aluminum and EPDM rings in Red, yellow/gold, green, blue, violet, pink and black.
It is made with a Byzantine weave so it has a kinda square look to it, also very light and I didn't want to have to struggle with clasps.  It is very stretchy but it's still a little big for my wrists (they measure 5 5/8" around lol).

I just don't really like the fact that my yellows oranges and greens aren't a perfect match with the hue of the aluminum and the EPDM.

I really liked how quick both of these worked up, because I have joint issues that don't really allow me to work on a lot of chainmail, one of the many reasons why I purchased aluminum rings to begin with.

Thanks for looking C&C appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015 02:18:24 PM »

I love chainmail! Both pieces are awesome, but the earrings are my favorite.
Also, I would never have noticed the color difference between the metal and the rubber rings in the bracelet if you hadn't pointed it out!
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