Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not Just Rings!

Sometimes Chainmaille is made entirely with metal rings, sometimes it is a mix of metal and rubber rings, and sometimes the Chainmaille Artisan adds extras. This is the focus of our latest spotlight, the addition of extra elements. These extra elements could be crystals, charms, glass beads, lampwork beads, gemstones or seedbeads. They can enhance certain weaves, or add interest to a piece. Whilst Chainmaille without extra additions is beautiful and timeless, the adding of different items can certainly help create completely unique creations.
This spotlight is just a small example of the use of other elements in chainmaille.

You can see many more examples by following the links to member studios on the left of the blog.


Glasstastic Treasures said...

amazing work!!

Arlene said...

Wow! Each of these is so beautiful! I love the combination of the rings with beads, etc. Fantastic artistry!