Sunday, 20 December 2015
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
I think it would be stunning made with sterling silver but I will refrain from using higher valued metals whilst I am still practising.
Monday, 7 September 2015
I harnessed the technique by watching lots of YouTube videos and from the book Compendium of Beading Techniques by Jean Power
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
The first sample at the bottom is much more open weave as I used larger jump rings. It is great to use large jump rings to practise on and be able to see what you are doing! The top photo is the size rings I will be using to make these links in the future as it looks much more intricate and has a wonderful fluidity about it.
There are endless possibilities for chainmaille jewellery as there are 100's of weaves. It looks like I am going to be occupied for a while!
Friday, 28 August 2015
I was watching the Jewellery Maker channel today and watched guest presenter Fleur Hastings make a nine strand crocheted necklace with gemstones. Inspired by the demonstration I had a go at making my own version using just three strands of wire, randomly adding glass crystals and then plaiting the three strands together.
The necklace looks long on the display bust but it is only about 16 inches in length and sits nicely on the neckline.
A close up detail shows the variations in bead shape, size and colour. If you want to have a go at making this yourself, I used a 3.50 (9) sized crochet hook, 0.25 silver coated wire and a selection of beads from Beads Direct.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
I already have a blog called Linden Grove that I have been writing for 7 years where I sometimes feature the jewellery that I have been making among other things. This blog Linden Grove Treasure Trove however, is totally focused on jewellery making. I am hoping that having a dedicated space to jewellery making will spur me on to make great things!
Your comments and feedback are most welcome.