I am intrigued by Chain Maille and the different weaves and designs you can achieve using jump rings.
I have made one previous necklace using the Byzantine Weave and at Zilchbeads they had on display a Captive Inverted Round Maille weave necklace that I was curious to learn.
This time I took this fabric (it hadn’t been made into the top then) and chose the antique jump rings and some very bright orange beads, which interestingly enough are toned down quite a bit when captured.
The necklace is a combination of stringing and Chain Maille and once you get into the rhythm it goes together quite quickly.
Only this last weekend I managed to make the earrings to go with it, I had pinned this captive earring and then did my own take on it.
and here is what the full set looks like.
Now to work on some spring/summer styles.
6 thoughts on “Chain Maille – Captive”
Very beautiful set!
This is such a beautiful set Sharon! and so intricate and intriguing up close. I can't even begin to imagine how you put it together! You are so clever 🙂
Absolutely lovely – so nicely made. And will suit you perfectly. Very fiddly, you must need quite a bit of manual dexterity to manage this sort of work.
Wow – gorgeous. Did you use Doctor Julius Sumner Miller's egg in the milk bottle trick to get those stones in the chain? Lovely. Love the colours too.
Very stylish and professional looking. Your jewelry looks as good as your sewing.