Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chainmaille Progress

Copper Jens Pind Necklace
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Copper Jens Pind Bracelet
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I broke down and ordered some professionally cut links to make more chainmaille items.  It is definitely worth the extra cost.  It give a nice, clean edge finish.  Most of the cuts almost disappear when closed.  

The pictures above are of a necklace and bracelet done in the Jens Pind weave.  I've tried to find out exactly where the name came from, but no one seems to know for sure.  It makes a very nice chain when done correctly.  It has a continuous flow to it that is easy to wear.  

I made the design up in both copper and brass.  Yes, they will tarnish, but so does silver.  My hubby can't wear any metal with out tarnishing it but I found a quick (seconds) dip in Tarn-X brings the shine right back. 

I won't be doing anything else new in chainmail this week.  I forgot my tools at the market!  It's too far away just to run get them, so there they stay.  That's okay.  I have a million other projects that I could be doing instead.  Now let me see.....

1 comment:

Kathleen McGiveron said...

You're so talented! Those are great!

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