Thursday, October 19, 2006

Byzantine and Pearls



Freshwater coin pearls go along with this sterling silver chainmaille weave to complete a pretty bracelet and earrings set.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning as usual Cris. Can't wait until Nov.14.

Irene

"Angeldust" said...

simply beautiful, so delicate with those pearls

Sunflower Optimism said...

Hi Marie Cristine,

What lovely things! I got to you from a link on quasar9. I'm in the same boat, hobby>>jewelry business. I just got a torch over the summer, but still need to get the tumbler and variable speed drill like we had in my metalsmithing class.

Your chainmaille is great - did you learn that in class or or through a book?

You've inspired me - I think I'll try again to make that pair of cufflinks my husband has been asking for.

Cristine said...

Sunflower, just go for it! I just started a silver smith class at our local college, so far I love it!
I am teaching myself chainmaille from reading books and websites. There is a lot of great info on the net.


Here are a few places for chainmaille information and tutorials.

http://derakon.chainmailstore.com/inst.html
http://theringlord.org/phong/
http://www.mailleartisans.org/weaves/index.cgi

Sunflower Optimism said...

Thanks for the info, Cristine - very nice of you to go to the trouble of posting.

Don't you just love the metalsmithing? The torch is so zen (when you finally get the hang of it!)

Mark said...

really nice cris!what does byzantine mean? Also where did you get the pearl? again, beautiful peices, keep it up. Mark