Saturday, 6 June 2009

Heavy Metal

I found some heavy gauge wire the other day and I decided that it would have to be a chainmaille creation. The wire is 1.5mm thick (between 15 & 14 g ), hard to cut jumprings, as well as hard on hands, wrists and tools! But I just love the result. The rings have an ID of 5.5mm, almost 6mm after springback, which gave me a bracelet of a whole centimetre thickness. Very substantial!!!

Now I plan to go back to the shop and buy up their supply of this wire, because I have already planned what other weaves I can do. Not to talk of some serious sculpting. We shall see!

4 comments:

  1. love this! is this sterling silver wire? It seems this is the perfect size for a mans bracelet!

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  2. Africans (or is it Nigerians in particular) love chunky jewellery. This will be a hit.

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  3. Love the chunkiness - but wow your hands must hurt!

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  4. Very bold and chunky! I love it!

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