Chain mail jewelry!
Last fall I went to a little craft fair at my local YMCA. I really didn't expect to find much or get many ideas... but that's when you find the good stuff! I met a young man by the name of Daniel Wayno who had the most beautiful, and interesting, jewelry. Having worked with lobster clasps, crimp beads and split rings I understood the time it went into making these pieces of jewelry. They were made completely from jump rings! I was so intrigued. I ended up buying one of his more intricate bracelets (and my picture doesn't do it justice):
You can see more of his work here: DeviantArt
Since Christmas has past and I can once again focus on the creative ideas that are exploding out of my head I decided to order a book on how exactly you create chain mail jewelry. I received this book yesterday and couldn't put it down last night:
Here are some pictures from the book, I will probably try these earrings first:
And I just LOVE this bracelet:
So thank you Daniel and all of the artists out there who inspire me... now where are my pliers?
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!