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Jewelry / Re: Sterling and Copper Dragonscale Bracelet
« on: April 29, 2009, 11:32:24 AM »
Lovely work! Dragonscale is a great weave!

Jewelry / Re: Sterling Silver Elfsheet Bracelet
« on: April 23, 2009, 04:04:46 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous!  I so want to try this weave even if it is maddening.

Board Rules and Suggestions / Re: Need Moderators
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:59:22 PM »
I'd be willing to help out!

General Discussion / Re: Where do you buy your tools, wire, beads, etc
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:44:09 PM »
It varies, some supplies (mostly beads) I buy from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's. But for wire and gemstone beads I buy online.  My copper and enameled copper I buy from Parawire and my sterling silver and gemstone beads I mostly buy from Monsterslayer.  Sometimes I buy from TRL (usually only if I'm needing bulk aluminum), sometimes I buy on E-bay, and recently I've started buying from BeadFX.

Creative Creations / Re: Daily Steampunk
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:34:55 PM »
Fantastic heart.  Andrew, if you keep finding these steampunk designs, I am going to have to design one of my I need new projects. :D


You aren't the only one.  We already hit up my father-in-law for any old watches because I have to try it.

Lol, my dad recently gave me a bunch a busted old watches for just this purpose.  Both my parents keep trying to get me to expand the kind of jewelry making I do.  They recently gave me a book all about making jewelry from hardware and recycled stuff.

Jewelry / Re: Braided Euro 4 in 1 Bracelet
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:28:39 PM »
Beautiful work! I love the mix of metals.

Jewelry / Re: Half Persian 4 in 1 Necklace
« on: April 21, 2009, 03:14:37 PM »
Excellent work! I love HP 4-1, it's just a pain to start.  Bronze is one of those metals that's on my to buy list, it's such a beautiful metal.

Jewelry / Re: Couple Bracelets
« on: April 18, 2009, 03:03:43 PM »
Lovely bracelets.  What does on the bias mean?  I love the look of this.


Thank you!  On the bias, simply refers to the orientation of the weave.  The weave is European 4-1, but it's made at a slant.

@Kldezines: Thank you! Actually, not all of the chainmaille weaves are as hard as they look.  Some weaves are really rather easy to learn while others are not.  There are some great tutorials of chainmaille weaves over at Maille Artisans and CGMaille.

General Discussion / Re: Promote Your Stuff!
« on: April 17, 2009, 03:46:42 PM »
Well I don't have a website yet (my sister is still working on it), but I do have an Artfire account, DeviantArt account, and a Maillemarket account:

ArtFire shop:
MailleMarket shop:

Jewelry / Re: Gallery test :)
« on: April 17, 2009, 03:25:27 PM »
Lovely work!

Jewelry / Re: Couple Bracelets
« on: April 17, 2009, 03:24:24 PM »
Thank you!

Jewelry / Couple Bracelets
« on: April 16, 2009, 04:09:52 PM »
Well, one of my current assignments in my sculpture class is an obsessive object assignment.  I decided to see how many different chainmaille bracelets I could make by the end of the semester using as many weaves and weave combinations as I can.  I just recently finished two more bracelets for this assignment (joining the Dragonscale bracelet I made earlier) and thought I'd post some pics.

 Euro 4-1 on the Bias bracelet with 3.25mm ID sterling silver, brown EC, and seafoam EC rings.

Celtic Spike bracelet with:

18ga 4.5mm ID copper rings
20ga 3.5mm ID peridot enameled copper rings
20ga 3mm ID seafoam enameled copper rings
20ga 2mm ID copper rings

Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: April 16, 2009, 03:23:34 PM »
Greetings!! My name is Laura. I currently am living in Standish, Michigan, but was born over in Ireland where my parents served as missionaries for 13 years and so lived there for much of my life.  I've been making jewelry in some form or another since I was six, but have only been making chainmaille for about 4 years.  I first ran across chainmaille completely by accident while looking up wire jewelry ideas and found some chainmaille patterns which I tried and was instantly hooked.  Currently I'm a college student working towards my Associates of Fine Arts (which I will be graduating with in a couple weeks  ;D) and intend  to go  on to get my BFA and eventually MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.

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