It’s been a chainmaille week this week. 2 new weaves, 3 new bracelets.
This latest one I finished last night just has me all kinds of proud of myself. It’s called the Half Persian 4 in 1. They say it’s one of the most difficult patterns. Go me. \o/
I played around with the Half Persian 3 in 1 last week… I think. That’s a nice one too, but I used the wrong size rings, so it doesn’t hold the pattern right. Darn it anyway. That’s ok thou. It was good practice to get the hang of this Persian weave.
The 4 in 1… yeah. That was a challenge for sure. But I love it. It make a lovely, elegant chain.
There is so much of it I want to learn. Problem is, it’s vera hard. Vera, vera hard. Vera. For me, that’s what makes it so fun. I try and try and try. Then try again.Then all of a sudden, it just … clicks.
I’ve been trying really hard to complete some new jewelry projects this week. I think I have about 5 things going at once. Not sure if that’s good or bad lol.
I’m trying to redesign my Tree of Life pendants, learn new chainmail patterns and make some new necklaces.
I think I finally have a good handle on the new redesigned tree. I’m about 1/2 way done with one I’m so far very pleased with. I may even like it better than the first ones. It’s definitely less of a wire nightmare, the tangled mess the tree became with all the fine wire I was using was almost unmanageable. Each tree was days worth of a wrestling match I didn’t always win. Too much pulling my hair out, and too much wire wasting. More than a few entire trees went into the scrap pile.
Think I have put a whuppin’ on that finally. Won’t know for sure until I finish it, but it’s going well so far. Yay for that.
I managed to complete a couple of things in the meantime, get pics and list them and all that good stuff. Learned a new chainmail pattern and finished my bracelet late last night. It’s a mighty piece of mail 🙂 Bigger than my first piece.
I also finished my fossil necklace finally.
I’m pleased with them. Vera. It tripped me out this morning when I was reading up on Ammonites and it clicked how old they were. Yes, fossils = old, but reading that they lived with the dinosaurs and went extinct 65 million years ago seriously tripped my trigger. I think that’s cool.
I made a dinosaur necklace. 😀 😀
I’ve not made pages here for those yet. One of the things I have to get on doing is renaming myself. I got a nice threatening ‘cease and desist’ letter the other night from some corporate lawyer. So for now I just listed them in the Etsy shop.
Mother/daughter team of living room jewelry makers iz scary. 😉
That’s all for now. Back to tree making for me. I really want to finish that baby today.
And those are just the finished pieces. I’ve also got a Writer’s Tree in the works, a matching earring/pendant set I’m trying to decide on which stone to use, and a brand new kind of Tree of Life pendant.
I’m pretty excited about how the new Tree is working out. This one sits on top of a stone instead of inside of a ring. Rather challenging, but… so far so good. It’s gonna ROCK!
Lots and lots of new goodies. I think I finally have enough stuff to have my Valentine’s day sale. Now I just have to figure out how to do one. As always, just figuring it all out as I go. 🙂