Saturday, July 06, 2013

Chain Chain ... Chainmaille & a giveaway!

My latest obsession is chainmaille.

Intricate designs woven together with just rings.  Lots of possibilities, and I'm excited to add some He Qi flair by incorporating SWAROVSKI crystals into the designs.

Our first chainmaille design last year were of bracelets accented with crystals:

And some pear drop earrings, same pattern as above with SWAROVSKI crystals thrown in:

While I'll likely continue to make this design, I wanted to try my hand at a more detailed weave-- the byzantine weave that I've fallen in love with.  Stunning pattern, simple, classic and extremely versatile.

Here's a very recent piece of jewelry I made utilizing the byzantine pattern:
A close-up of the weave pattern:
I'm not a big bracelet person.  I've made of these for myself and love it to pieces.  It's perfect for work, and a great conversion starter! See item HERE.

Also made a cute little pair of earrings with gold and silver rings, with SWAROVSKI teardrop dangles:
Check out some of my other byzantine designs HERE.


For a chance to win your very own custom-length byzantine bracelet, enter below!

It'll be made to your length. :)  Please share this with your friends!  With enough participation I am likely to through another prize in there ;)

Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July.  Until next time!

Lisa
lisaHQCD@gmail.com


16 comments:

Elana Albert said...

I love the new earrings! They really work for a more professional environment (a problem I've been having with some of my previous swarovski jewelry) Glad to see the creative vision is expanding! =)

EnchantArk said...

The new design is so cool looking. I love the look of the crystals in the chains.

AznGirl123 said...

I really love the Byzantine chainmaille; it looks elegant and sophisticated! I hope to see this in the future..since I don't really need something quite so fancy since I'm only in high school. I like the earrings as well!

hana said...

I like the design but would love it if it had more colors :)

Helen said...

I can't believe you make these all! I thought you bought a long piece and fit them to a certain length. Keep up the great work!

Maya said...

Yay, giveaway. I've always admired your jewelry, even though I could only afford your Naturals.

Sadie Terry said...

I'd love to see more crystal chains!

Annie said...

I've been loving the crystals with chainmaille that you've been doing so keep doing it :D

Unknown said...

I've been looking for new kinds of bracelets! Found some. ;)

Ellie said...

I love the concept.

Maria said...

I love this design. It is beautiful and gives an effortless look, but is still unique!

Stacey said...

I like the concept too!

Stacey said...

They're very classy!

Nat said...

The weaving looks so detailed and intricate! It's lovely!

aki! said...

I like the tough but delicate juxtaposition.

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Cindy Huynh said...

I think they'd be cute with some charms on them. Or is that out of style? Haha.