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Chain maille bracelet with pearls

Yesterday, I finished my first wiring project :) I made chain maille bracelet with pearls beads. I made it from scratch :)





I made jump rings of sterling silver filled wire (18 ga, half hard). The rings had to be a little bit bigger than beads.



To make first bracelet link, connected 4 rings as it shown on the picture. 



Then keeping them in fingers fingers as shown on the image below, I "opened" the rings forming them in a shape of nest. Places a pearl bead inside the nest. 





Then, closed upper rings like it shown on the picture... 



... and connected them with two more jump rings. This rings are starting next chain maille bracelet link. 



Again... opened rings to make a nest, placed a bead inside. 



Closed the rings and connected with more jump rings.



And so on until the bracelet is needed length. In the end, I attached a clasp, and the bracelet is ready to wear :)  





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foureyedgirl
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
So gorgeous!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
puzleves
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous! I'm usually not a fan of pearl necklaces and bracelets and such, but I'd so wear this!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you :) I'm not a big fan of "regular" strand necklaces and bracelets, but I do like something fancy with them :)
untilsally
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
That's very pretty!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
nightchild01
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
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abovepoetics
Sep. 20th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
That is a beautiful bracelet. Congratulations.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
me_maneuver
Sep. 20th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
That is REALLY beautiful! And I have to say that your photography is really wonderful. Just... wow.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Thank you :) Good to hear that pics are good :) I always feel like I need to improve them...
dreemerr
Sep. 20th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)
I absolutely love it! amazing!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
stray_alchemist
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Oh my. So simple and elegant. (And I love chainmaille, too.) If you have nothing against, I'll use this pattern somewhere soon, because it's absolutely gorgeous.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you :)

Sure, it's not my idea. I also found a tutorial on Internet :)
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irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
katzb101
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
Oh that is very pretty.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
doubledumpling
Sep. 20th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
That is absolutely beautiful!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks -)
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irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Thanks -)
despatch_boxing
Sep. 20th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Very, very pretty.

A note of caution, though: are those real pearls? If so I'd be wary as they scratch quite easily, which wouldn't play well with the kind of hard wearing a bracelet gets.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 08:36 am (UTC)
Thank you :)

These are akoya pearls. I don't think they are scratch easily. I had few jewelries with such pearls. So far so good... Moreover, this bracelet pearls are kinda sitting in a cage which protect them a little bit from the outside, and they are not moving inside.
j_sei
Sep. 20th, 2012 09:51 am (UTC)
It's great.
Beautiful and elegant. Want to try make one too.
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) It worth to try -)
yukiko_angel
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
This is awesome! I'll try this christmas!
irynan
Sep. 20th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) It'll be a great gift... for yourself :)
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