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Vortex Medallion, Tutorial

By Gary Bryan February 26, 2015 123875 Views 9 comments

Vortex Medallion is the name of our version of this beautiful and much loved design by Norwegian mailler, Kenth Kutschera.

Use the arrows to navigate the step-by-step tutorial, then watch the video to see how the tricky part is done. Click the link to see the kits. Happy weaving. :)

The Perfect Ring

By Aislyn Bryan September 9, 2014 295184 Views 1 comment
What Makes This Ring So Perfect?

First, it's a ring. Years ago, a well known wire work author asked me to recommend weaves and ring sizes for her to make a series of finger rings to embellish with wire work for one of her books. My recommendation was that she just not do it because I couldn't make a single satisfying ring. By satisfying, I mean a ring that is comfortable, holds up well, and looks good. I could not work out a single unflawed ring design using chainmaille alone. It isn't easy, so it isn't common, which means most people have never even seen a chainmalle ring at all, much less a great one.

Beautiful Diamond Flowers

By Aislyn Bryan May 4, 2010 4900 Views No comments

These are 3 ring flowers, made with diamond rings, In addition to the sizes shown in the photos, 14g/8.5mm diamond rings make gorgeous flowers. That's the same ring size we recommend for the diamond Half Persian 4-in-1 so you might already have them. You can make 12 flowers with 1 ozt.

Summer at Aphrodite's

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 6073 Views 2 comments

Summer at Aphrodite's is an anklet made from 20g Barrel Weave, adorned with freshwater pearls on sterling headpins. It's closed with our large capsule magnet clasp which is particularly good for anklets. Barrel Weave makes lovely charm bracelets, as well.

Camelot

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 4503 Views No comments

WallFlowers, Square

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 4628 Views No comments

This design is very tight and the medallions are rigid enough to stand on edge. The flowers are so stiff they feel like coins in your hand. These elements can be used as pendants, earrings, or joined together in a chain. We recommend 2 pair of flat nose pliers for closing the square rings and 2 pair of chain nose pliers for the tight spaces and especially for connecting to the center ring. if you haven't made Wallflowers before, we recommend you start with the round ring version before tackling the squares.

Roundmaille, Diamond

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2003 4144 Views No comments
 
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