Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chain Maille Bracelets

For the past few weeks, I've been beading several special projects.

The first was my new year's necklace.  I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out, but it went through more than one reconstruction.

I've also been working on a something for a special February edition of She Made/She Made, hosted by Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller.

I know, you can't stand the wait, can you?  I'll give you a sneak peek.

Check back on February 28 for the reveal.

Finally, I've been working with components made by Sharyl from Sharyl's Jewelry.  Another sneak peek?  Okay, since you asked.

I plan to share my creations using Sharyl's components next week, so stay tuned.

In the mean time, I've managed to complete a few bracelets.

From left to right, they are:

Sleek Cuff - I love how this turned out.  It's a quick pattern (it took me one afternoon to complete) and looks fabulous.

Double Cylon bracelet - This was also a fun bracelet once the final step clicked.  This version is two lengths of cylon weave joined together.  I love how it looks in copper and brass.  

Fire Wyrm - This might be my new favorite weave.  It is a different spin on full Persian and I love how it looks.  This one is in all copper, but I could see adding a bit of color.

Dragonscale - I think I started this bracelet around Thanksgiving.  It's one of those weaves that takes a long time, or at least it seemed to.  I finally made myself finish it and I love how it looks.

Of course, all of these patterns came from Blue Buddha.  (No, I don't work there, even though it seems that I'm plugging their tutorials every week). 

I still have those dragon's eye pendants on my table, so hopefully, I'll have some other finished pieces to share with you soon.


  1. Love the sneak peeks -- can't wait to see the full reveals!

    And your chain maille is looking very cool. You're building such a complete and deep arsenal of techniques. It's really fun to watch what comes off of your worktable!

  2. Your sneak peeks are intriguing. I went with fiber for the She Made/She Made (unless I take it apart!!!) and it looks like you may have done a little too, but I can't completely tell for sure. I cannot wait to see it!
    Love these bracelets! Each one is gorgeous and strong. They look like they have a really nice drape across the wrist.

  3. These bracelets are fantastic, Tanya! Your chain maille is wonderful!

  4. Hi Tanya,
    I can not wait to see the rest of what you did for the SM/SM I loved how you did the hair I have been racking my brain for a way to do some hair. Love what you did with Sharyl's so far. You are really doing great things with chain maille love the bracelets.

  5. You are such a tease! I can't wait to see what you are creating for the challenge! I love your chain maille. I took classes in this just to get the basics and found it was not for me. But I love the look of the full bracelets. They look slinky and sleek and luxurious. Love the soft bit of color as well! Enjoy the day. Erin