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Continually refining the process
In late October 2011, I bought a chainmaille bracelet. After deciding it didn't look that hard to make, I started looking for tutorials online.
My first piece of chainmaille was made from rings I made by unfolding plastic covered paper clips (red, white, and green because I never used those colors as paper clips) and wrapping them around a simple Bic pen to make one or two jump rings from each paper clip. Needless to say, this was a long process. The pliers I had then were large and unwieldy, leaving me to wrap band-aids around several fingers or suffer blisters later.
Now, I've progressed to much easier (and less painful) methods resulting in much nicer pieces. My pliers are considerably smaller, easier to hold, and less likely to scratch the rings. When I make my own rings, they start as coils or spools of wire requiring much less time to make than paper clip jump rings. Pre-made rings are more expensive but less time-consuming so I probably won't be using one or the other exclusively. Beads and baubles have worked their way into several pieces and lately, so have aluminum scales. I'd like to move toward higher end materials as money allows.
Hopefully, this refining process continues indefinitely.
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I'm a 2013 Virginia Tech alumna with a Bachelor's Degree in History. My adventures in chainmaille began with a bracelet I purchased and thought, "I could make that."
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All pieces in my shop are eligible for free repairs, minus shipping. If a piece needs repairs, please send a message before shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders: If you see something you like but would like to have it in a different color, feel free to send me a message from the item you like or as a custom order request. Please ask about what colors are currently available. The following links should be considered reference only. All colors shown may not be available T the time of your order. There may also be some colors available that are not shown here.
Scale colors can be found here:
Wire colors I have can be found here: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n613/arcticwildfire/DSCN2459.jpg
Note that some colors are available in limited quantities. Gold, silver, black, red 1, orange, green, blue 1, and purple are nearly always available.
Some colors may have qualities that do not show up well in photos. For example, Peacock Blue appears bright blue in bright lighting but looks more green in low light.
**The turquoise, red 2, and blue 2 are very soft wires that should be used only for details and not where it will be supporting weight.
Several of the colors came out looking a bit different in this photo due to the flash, particularly the fuschia.
For a second reference: http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n613/arcticwildfire/wirecolors.jpg