Wednesday, 9 November 2011

My creative space

A slightly early My Creative Space post this week. I wanted to be sure I didn't miss it like last week! Doh! There are a few projects on the go in my space right now. The most pressing is this one.



A very dear colleague and friend of mine is taking early retirement and she finishes this week. I wanted to make her something nice and since she likes jewellery, I thought I'd make her a chain maille necklace with matching earrings. I don't know if there is a name for this particular weave ... it's a Byzantine weave variant. The accent rings are smaller in diameter than the silver rings and there's a single accent ring locking the box together at the top and the bottom - forming a little cross of sorts.

Visit other wonderful creative spaces around the world here at the home of Our Creative Spaces.

Have a creative day, friends.

13 comments:

  1. The chain looks promising! I'm sure your colleague will be happy with such a sweet handmade gift!

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  2. Lucky friend! That takes skill, something I haven't got the hang of yet :) I also wasn't quick enough to link up last week :)

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  3. Its looking great! Lucky friend.

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  4. Thanks for your visit Ady. Nice to see you chain mailling again. I like that variation.
    Fiona

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  5. That's very cool! If your workmate doesn't like it, I can email you my address! ;)

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  6. I love chainmaille and this necklace looks beautiful :)

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  7. Looks great, what a lovely gift!

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  8. That is a gorgeous gift, so clever!

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  9. Great work, and for sure a wonderful gift!

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  10. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, friends. I've finished the necklace and earrings and will try to post photos soon. Thank you for visiting my blog. x

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  11. What a lovely gift! I love seeing your jewellery - it's so intricate and beautiful.

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