Sunday, May 24, 2009

Helm's Weave Chain Maille Bracelet

Piece Name: Helm's Weave Chain Maille Bracelet

This is a very feminine 8" Helm's weave (aka Parallel weave) Chain Maille Bracelet made with 20 gauge Argentium Sterling Silver wire using two mandrel sizes. This is another bracelet I wear all the time.

This isn't the first time I've done Chain Maille (click here for another example), but it is the first time I FULLY made the bracelet from start to finish. That means I selected the two mandrel sizes, coiled the wire myself, used my Koil Kutter to cut the rings (the most fun you can have with power tools BTW!), tumbled the rings, and then finally wove the bracelet. The ONLY thing I didn't create was the fancy Sterling Silver lobster clasp I had previously purchased. Prior to this bracelet I bought pre-cut rings. It is soooooo much more fulfilling to have done all these steps myself (even if it is more work)!

I have been wanting to make this weave for awhile and I have a necklace to match in the works!

Piece Completed: May 2009

4 comments:

Sue said...

Melissa,
I just ran across your blog. I love your jewelry but since I own a quilt shop I must comment on our quilts too! They're great. How do you have time for such demanding hobbies?

Sue
O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts

Swati said...

Oh this is lovely!

Samara Morgan Lacroix said...

Hola!, me gustaria invitarte a mi blog

www.lacatedraldelasmelodiassangrantes.blogspot.com

un saludo!

Mei (WireBlissMei) said...

I love making wire jewelry but have not embark on chain maille.
Thank you for the inspiration and I am passing you the "One Lovely Blog Award" - its at my blog here - http://wireblissmei.blogspot.com/2009/10/long-overdue-blog-awards.html