Friday, May 15, 2009

Parallel Rose Pendant

About 3 years ago, I made a pendant using the parallel/helm weave. Everyone really liked it and I sold quite a few. I used 16 gauge rings and the result was about 1 1/2 inches round. I had learned the weave from Urban Maille.

Soon after that Aislyn, at Urban Maille, offered a similar item in a kit using 18 gauge rings and a little fancier. You can always trust Aislyn to make a great design and that everything fits just right. She had been encouraged to make up such a kit because everyone loved the wallpaper on their web site. She obliged.

I decided to order the kit which she calls: Wallflowers Ring Set.

Here is the results. It is about 1 inch in diameter and is more delicate than my design. I like both designs for different looks.

My 16 gauge design is larger and a bit heavier. Therefore, the necklace part seems to need a heavier cord. So, I used the black silk cord. For the 18 gauge design a thin silver chain works well. Different looks.

Which do you prefer??

B and/or

1 comment:

  1. I was just playing with making chain maille pendants just like these the other day! My vote goes to the second one because it looks more like a flower to me.