Tag Archives: Chains

MD38 More Chains & a Goal

Today I started another Byzantine chain. I have set a goal to build an inventory of bracelets. Byzantine, Columbus, Foxtail, and Double-loop-in-loop. Two of each, one for a slender wrist and one for a “normal” wrist ; these two sizes … Continue reading

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MD30 Practice Makes Such a Difference

I finished the Columbus Chain bracelet, and I’m really pleased with the way it looks. I’m also really pleased with how much my pick soldering skills improved as a result from doing all those links. Today was much better than … Continue reading

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MD29 More on the Columbus Chain

My new little chain is 3 inches long now after today’s work session. It took 33 links to get there; a side effect of the smaller links, given how they overlap in this pattern. To give you an idea of … Continue reading

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MD28 The Columbus Chain

For today’s project, I picked up something I had started long ago and left sitting on my bench. This particular chain has several names, but my favorite is the Columbus chain. In this story, someone figured out how to make … Continue reading

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MD27 The Bracelet is Done

Is there such a thing as a normal day anymore? Today certainly was not. But I did finish the double-loop-in-loop chain and turn it into a bracelet by adding a clasp. Once this type of chain is woven, it must … Continue reading

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MD25 More Double-Loop-in-loop

You might have noticed a gap since my last post – we were out of town for the holiday weekend. Never fear, I’m still committed to my 100 Days of Metal so I pick up again at day 25. Today … Continue reading

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MD24 Whoops!

I accidentally started making a new chain today. It wasn’t what I had planned to do…. I cut & fused more fine silver links this morning, and that was going to be my project for the day. Then this afternoon … Continue reading

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MD22 Fusing Fine Silver

After yesterday’s debacle, it was a relief to find that fusing fine silver links came back just like riding a bike. Note: The rest of this post is a technical description of the fusing process. Feel free to skip down … Continue reading

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MD16 More on the Byzantine

I meant to spend more time on jewelry today, but I just didn’t get the time in that I wanted. What I did get done was complete the chain part of the Byzantine bracelet. Tomorrow I’ll do the clasp and … Continue reading

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MD15 A Byzantine Bracelet

If you’ve been following along with this series of posts, you’ll remember that I made some 4mm links last week that I haven’t used yet. They were the wrong size for the Foxtail chain, but they are the right size … Continue reading

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