Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Japanese Inspired

Welcome to the latest feature from the ArtFire Chainmaille Guild. This time round we are featuring some of the creations by our members that include or are inspired by Japanese weaves. Japanese weaves are quite versatile and look great in many different metals, and work well for the inclusion of rubber rings to make stretchy pieces.
So here a just a few of the many creations from our guild members.



If you would like to see more, just drop by our member studios. You can find the links to the left of the blog. If there is a particular weave or metal or type of piece you would like to see, then feel free to post a comment and will we do a feature soon.

11 comments:

Teri Landow said...

Beautiful!!! I love the Japanese weaves!! These are all stunning!

WireRunsThroughIt said...

Thanks for sharing my Million Bubbles piece.
Seems like everything is over priced, it's only chainmaille people! =)

The ChainMaille Lady said...

Thank you so much for featuring my leather bracelet. I must mention that the arm is not included in the sale!! LOL! :)

EmilyClaireCreations said...

So beautiful, everyone has so much talent!!

Silver River Jewelry said...

Wow WireRunsThrough it you clearly have no respect for not only your pieces time wise or anyone elses. I have tried chainmaille and it is very time consuming if its done right. And of course the price would also depend on the quality of the materials. Most people don't want to work for below minimum wage. Nice way to support your fellow artisans.

On a happy note the pieces featured are beautiful and show much care and skill in the making.

Fo-Shizzle! said...

Beautiful work, everyone! Gorgeous pieces! LMAO at The Chainmaille Lady... not tossing in the arm? What about a leg?

c said...

Those are stunning. Spreading the word.

The Holistic Diva said...

I have always been blown away by chainmaille and had never really seen it or knew what it was called before joining Artfire. I can APPRECIATE the time involved in crafting such pieces, and know I would never have the patience. Time is money! Also WireRunsThruIt guy, how terribly rude to make comments about anyone's pricing. I ditto what Silver River Jewelry said, no one should be pricing themselves at working for below minimum wage. Handmade deserves every penny it's priced at, and these pieces are outstanding. I think you need to crawl out from under your rock and appreciate the fellow artisan next to you. Clearly they all deserve respect and they get mine! Bravo to the rest of you for your awesome workmanship and support you show each other.

Anonymous said...

Chainmaille is an impressive art form. I love it. There are some very breathtaking pieces chosen. I never would have thought that there was a Japanese style I wouldn't have the patience to do what the above pieces call for.

Wirerunsthroughit your comment is very rude. Or where you directing it towards your own work?

Shake Your Bon Bons said...

Chainmaille Lady-if not the arm, how about a finger? LOL
I dated a man who made chainmaille at our local Renaissance Festival and have a deep appreciation for the time & effort needed to make each piece. He tried his best to teach me and I simply don't have the patience. Jump rings and I don't play well together LOL
These are truly stunning pieces of ART. Referring to any of these pieces as "only chainmaille" is seriously undercutting your fellow artists and reeks of sour grapes.

Not Nilla Designs said...

Gorgeous work! I love seeing what everyone else is doing. I wish us all a successful 2010!!!