Posts filed under ‘Jump Rings’

No. 17 Chain Maille

I’m intrigued by chain maille. I love the beautiful shapes you can create just by linking rings together. At times, trying to follow a chain maille pattern can be like solving a brain teaser. These earrings use 6 mm and 4 mm rings. The pendants are, again, tagua nut beads. For more chain maille ideas check out the web site of the Maille Artisans International League


June 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm 3 comments

No. 3 Origami Hearts

A pair of dainty little origami hearts. To make them use your favorite origami heart folding technique and make four hearts. I used 5 x 5 cm paper scraps. Then glue two hearts together, which leaves you with one pair. I varnished the hearts to make them more sturdy. I then pierced them (very dramatic) with a pin and eased a jump ring through the hole. From there on out it’s up to your creativity: turn them into earrings, make a bunch for a charm bracelet, or skip the piercing and glue a pin back to the heart.

January 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

The Resolution

Here is my project for the year: I want to make 99 different pairs of earrings over the course of the next 12 months. That averages about 2 pairs a week. We’ll see how I fare with this resolution.