I finally sat down and made myself a pair of earrings. I’ve been so obsessed with making sellable jewelry that I’ve let myself go! Here’s what I did:
I bought the peace signs a loooooong time ago meaning to make earrings for me. I bought the small silver plated rings in June for another project but, I like chainmaille so much that I wanted to incorporate it into my little project.
It was practice for me. I’ve been using primarily aluminum rings which really don’t require any tools because they are so soft and easy to open and close. Silver, stainless steel and copper aren’t quite as easy especially the little tiny ones. I want to try to make longer chains using gold, silver and stainless steel rings.
I also have a pattern for a chainmaille vest that I promised my boyfriend about 2 years ago…time has been against me. It’s going to be a big, tedious process but I’m determined. I bought the recommended tools (bent nose pliers) and I used them for the chainmaille in these earrings. They worked beautifully.
For practice, I’m planning on making some more of the small chainmaille jewelry for myself and then plan on selling it in my Etsy shop.
Let me know what you think!