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chain mail and wire wrapped beads
InstructionsI learned how to make chainmail from Max Goodman's Jewelry Workshop: Bead, Wrap, Chain & Etch
Type of item: Costume
Style: Romantic, Whimsical, Victorian / Steampunk
Copper and brass jumprings, cultured pearls, swarovski bicones, ear wires, findings
What was your inspiration?
I learned how to make chain mail- something Ive always wanted to do - and put my first project into a finished necklace. This piece kind of evolved minute by minute into what you see. My overall intention was to show some kind of contrast between toughness and delicacy, armor and jewelry. I have a new respect for the artisans who made chain mail in the middle ages. Though tedious, the result is delightfully strong and supple and feels good against the skin..
What are you most proud of?
Getting the rhythm of making chain mail.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun and experiment because anything is fixable with jumprings!