Monday, January 16, 2012

What's New in the Shop

The Market was last weekend, and as I worked selling my wares, I was unable to make something new for the Etsy shop listings.  There are still lots of great items to be found.  The Rocks Stars are still in stock and there are bracelets and necklaces as well.  

Let's take a look at a piece that may be custom ordered instead.

This Chain Maille Choker or Collar is crafted from 347 Copper wire hand spun and pinch cut jump rings, 25 blue glass E beads with a manufactured toggle antiqued copper clasp. It is 16.5" in total length, and can be made up to 18" long.

The weave is a "Speed Maille" version of European 4 in 1 pattern.  A ratio of closed to open jump rings is laid out and construction begins. Instead of linking each individual jump ring, they are added in open / closed ring sets and the pattern is repeated for the length of the chain.

It takes about 18 hours from start to finish to craft this piece.  Using manufactured jump rings makes the project's time shorter as I do not have to spend a day spinning, cutting and sorting the rings.

This item is available for order via e-mail (soon to be on Etsy).

This piece will be made in a variety of wire, wire colors and glass beads on hand.  Custom orders will be made to the customer's specifications.  Please remember all Precious Metal orders require a 50% deposit.

Please contact The Alchemists Vessel for further information.

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