I bought some cheap colored jump rings ar Michaels a while back, just to experiment with chain maille techniques. I finally committed to opening the packaging and putting some of the links together.
These links are of poor quality, not suitable for wearing, but they come in packages with 5 different colors in them, so if you want to practice a pattern before doing it in earnest, the different colors are very useful. I don't think I could have done this with all one color without practicing with the color rings first. I'm also beginning to see the merit of rubber jump rings. About half the rings in this piece do not need to open, and if they were made of rubber, it would have enough give so that one could put on a bracelet without a clasp.
I love to make little things like cards and jewelry, because I love to share them. I love blogging about them because I can share them with even more people. If you see something you really like, send me an
- if it isn't already promised to someone else, I will probably mail it to you.