Creating the “Exotic Blossoms” bracelet in Chain Maille…

Has whetted my appetite to make more projects that will combine beading, polymer and metal clays, and chain maille techniques.  I love working in mixed media and find it challenging.  In anticipation I’ve ordered a slew of anodized niobium jump rings in a myriad of lush colors.   Although niobium is far more expensive than aluminum or base metals, it is still less costly than sterling silver.  It is also hypoallergenic rendering it a perfect material for those who are sensitive to other metals.   However, what attracts me most about the metal is its ability to accept color.  I’ve ordered very tiny jump rings – 2.4mm that require use of a magnifying glass to work, but I find them to be the perfect size to accompany seed beads!  

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on November 10, 2011.

6 Responses to “Creating the “Exotic Blossoms” bracelet in Chain Maille…”

  1. can’t wait to see what you do this these little beauties! They are tiny. 🙂 Jen

  2. Jen, I already have a project in mind and it will combine chain maille with a section of Ndebele and square stitch, accented with tiny polymer clay buds capped with bronze metal clay tops…this is going to be fun!

  3. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I’ve been playing w/bead embroidery and chain maille myself.

  4. I’ve just finished the chain maille portion of the new bracelet and I love the way it drapes. I used a blend of links colored in a range of cafe au lait…Ms. neutral here. Now onto the beaded portion!

  5. where do you get your rings

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