Thursday, November 13, 2008

Three Different Bracelets

Most of the time I make jewelry one piece at a time. Not that I don't have several in the works at the same time. However, I came home one day with these lovely green melon beads. I couldn't decide which idea I had running through my mind I preferred.

So, I made three. After I made the easy one, just green melon beads separated by some silver lined spacers I started on the others. The first was easy, simple but pretty.

Then I only had 6 beads left. Now what?

So, I pulled out my chain maille rings. I made several segments of Byzantine. Then made some links with the green melon beads and put them together. Byzantine segment, green melon and on until I had a bracelet. Number two bracelet finished.

Three beads left but I was still in the "mood".

A very simple and popular chain maille design is the "flower". Just three interlinked rings, one into each other. So three linked "flowers", a green melon, three more "flowers" and bracelet three was finished.

I think they look nice together, each in its own difference but similar.

Do you have a favorite?



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  2. Bev,

    The flower chain maille bracelet has got to be my favorite! Such creativity at work!

    Creations by JAE

  3. I like the linked Byzantine style. It's dramatic and substantial chain style balances the bright green color perfectly. Great job on all 3.