Friday, June 3, 2011

Chaimaille with Pearls: Lauren Andersen

I love combining pearls with the ancient art of chainmaille. I set the pearls inside KatiedidsTM 19.5mm Stick pieces. Aren't they fabulous?

I took a headpin, threaded it through one end of the Stick, added three Swarvoski® rose colored pearls to the headpin, then threaded the headpin through the other end of the Stick. I coiled the headpin to make it look like a link in a chain so that it would seamlessly fit with the chainmaille weaves.

On the earrings, I used the Byzantine weave found in my "Basics Of Chain Maille" book, and for the choker I used the Half Persian 3-in-1 weave from my "Advanced Chain Maille" book. Also on the choker I added six Swarvoski® pearls to head pins and made a simple loop on each then added these pearls to the first link in the chainmaille. Have fun!

-Lauren Andersen
Beadalon Design Team Member

As posted on the Beadalon Blog


FishHawk said...

"The ChainMaille Lady" has been included in the eighth edition of this years Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July. I hope this helps to attract many more new customers.

P.S.: Just in case you are not already aware of it, the first time I went to leave this comment, I was redirected to a WebRing page as soon as I went to scroll down your home page.

Sarah Miller said...

Nice Pearl Chaimaille, I love ladies jewelry

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