Thursday, 14 April 2011

Chainmaille watch

The chainmaille bug just won't let me go! Recently I made myself this purple and silver half dragonback bracelet ....



Then I thought the half dragonback chain might work well with a watch face I picked up not so long ago at a craft show. The watch face came from a beading shop. I had some pink anodised aluminium rings going spare so I used those with the silver bright aluminium rings to make two short chains.



I linked up each chain to the watch and used a 2 strand slide clasp as a closure. I really like these slide clasps. Just tug on both mushroom ends at once, and the clasp will slide apart into two pieces. I think this type of clasp works well for bracelets. It locks snugly for a sleek and secure fastening.



Pretty, don't you think?

Sewing is next on the projects list as I quite fancy making a Sis Boom Jamie dress. Sara over at Sew Sweetness is hosting a Jamie dress sew-along and I rather like the idea of a new dress for the summer. No idea what it would look like on me - but I'll have a go at it anyway.

Have a great day, friends.

6 comments:

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  2. I love your chainmaille . . . so pretty! New follower (although I've been reading for a while)

    Sarah @ kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  3. Ooh I have a spare watch face waiting for a new strap. I'm not as good at chain maille as you are so I might need to practice a bit more. Your chain is lovely.
    Fiona

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  4. Very pretty and I like the clasp - they didn't have them in my beading shop in Canada. If I ever find a beading shop over here (and that's lower on my priority list than finding fabric and yarn stores!), I have to look out for them.

    I'm just not getting any crafting done - maybe soon!

    Love the picture of that dress. I think it's a flattering style for most people!! If I had somewhere set up to sew, I'd consider joining in too.

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  5. It is fab! What a great watch, and so unique!

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  6. It's gorgeous Ady. Really, really pretty.
    Angela

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