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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Stainless Steel Cuff...

...that begs to be worn...

 I became interested in chain mail while doing a necklace restoration project for a friend of mine. In trying to find a replacement for the chain that over time had become damaged on the necklace, I realized that I would have to make the chain myself. The project it self is a permanent page on this blog.

Since then I have been weaving chain mail working with different size, shape and gauge metal rings. I love how the same pattern can look and feel so different depending on the type of ring that is used.

This is a cuff I just finished using the Euro 4 in 1 weave using 16g, stainless steel, square wire. I finished the bracelet with a sliding clasp so that it fits like a cuff. 

This bracelet will be listed soon in my Body Armor line as a custom order so that it can be sized to fit the wearer's wrist perfectly.  Follow the link below to see my other Body Armor designs for the neck, ankle, hand and shoulders.

Moon Stone Chainmaille Asymmetrical Body Armor Necklace

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