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Monday, November 3, 2008

Today's Featured Artist - MailleMystique

My first love has always been and will always be wire work, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate other forms of metalwork - I do. I have actually spent a great deal of time learning and working chainmaille. Despite being on the tedious side, it can be very relaxing - even calming. One dear friend on Etsy - who by the way swears she couldn't do wire wrapping to save her soul - runs circles around me in chainmaille. Meet Deb of MailleMystique. Now I know a lot of folks regard chainmaille as a 'Renaissance Fair' craft with images of maille clothing and such coming to mind first, but Deb creates beautiful jewelry that goes far past that. One piece in particular.
The weave is called Jens Pind. I actually have done this weave, although it took me almost a month to work it out, and complete a bracelet. The problem with this weave is getting the ratio of wire guage to ring diameter just right. If the ring size or wire gauge is off even by as little as 1mm, the pattern won't hold and falls apart. Now if that was not enough of a challenge, Deb does it in square wire jump rings. The thought of trying that makes my head hurt. I'll think I'll stick to my wire wrapping, and leave chainmaille to the pros - Deb of MailleMystique. Please visit her shop on Etsy for some truly beautiful jewelry......

Thanks for visiting - see ya soon......
~Bobbi
"The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary." ~May V. Smith

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3 Comments:

Blogger Spikes Stoneworks said...

One of my favorite people, and very gifted.

November 3, 2008 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Deb said...

Wow, thank you sooooooooo much. You just made my day, week and month!

November 9, 2008 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger kim* said...

i can really tell what you love the most in jewelry :)

November 22, 2008 at 4:31 PM  

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