Hello everyone. I finally took my pics to attach to this blog. This is the commissioned piece that I was asked to do. It was a necklace and bracelet set in silver plate. Mind you, the photo was a rush and I didn't take the time to set it up beautifully, so please bear with me.
I also made a pair of earrings to match in case she wanted a pair. If not, they are for my next show...maybe myself ;)
As best as you can see, what do you think? I love doing chain maille. It is such a chunky look and is different than anything on the market. There are so many options and there are actually a lot of people who do chain maille. A lot of them are those who participate in Renaissance Faires and such. It's hard to buy chain maille off the rack to go under your suits of armor these days. So, you make it yourself.
I plan to buy stainless steel links to start adding glass and stones to the finished product. Stainless won't tarnish like sterling and copper. I feel most compelled to create these kinds of items. I'll keep you posted on the outcome of that.
So, for now, take care. Happy jewelry making!