Friday, March 12, 2010

Ring by Ring Designs

I've been very lax lately in posting on my blog. Not that I have not been busy but I've been working hard with my new designer partner, Pam Barrett. I think I mentioned before that we have joined together to form a new business "Ring by Ring Designs". Totally amazing how much time new adventures take.

Pam has a slightly different style than I do but one thing in common, we love to design Chain Maille. This is one of my new designs, partly inspired by Pam and partly by Urban Maille. They have new copper twisted wire rings. Don't they add a lot to the design?

The basic pattern is byzantine segments but the middle rings are twisted copper. Then the segments are separated by a "rose" constructed with three large twisted copper rings.

I've made this basic pattern before from a kit from Urban Maille called Byzantine Rose.

I really like the results. What do you all think?



  1. I like the twisted copper rings, but I feel like the mix of metals and textures is a bit too much and draws the attention from the chainmaille pattern. Maybe you could change the silver rings to plain copper ones? Or do they have twisted silver rings? But that's just my two cents, so please don't take it too serious. :-)

  2. I like to hear your two cents. They do have twisted silver rings too. Another idea. Thanks for the input.

  3. I said I never would, but I tried it! Posted it on my blog. :) Gives me a new appreciation for what you are doing. Amazing stuff Bev!

  4. I love the new look of copper and silver. A very new and modern mixed metal look to the traditional bzyantine.

  5. I really love the twisted copper rings; mixing the different textured rings gives it a more youthful look. Jude

  6. Thumbs up for the metal combo! Chain maille is lovely but often lacks color. But add beads or a different metal, and the design really perks up!

  7. I adore the mixed metals. Mixing copper or gold with silver is one of my favorite tricks. The twisted rings look great in there too. I would imagine when it's worn, the attention problem Kokopelli thought it might have would be much less of an issue. I think the bracelet would just look rich.
    Great design!

  8. Thanks, Elena. I really appreciate your comments. Your designs are beautiful. Bev