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    Default Maille bracelet

    After my bits of sample chain, I made this on Sunday as a prototype:

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    Helm chain in bright aluminium with seed beads. I rather like it because it let me add some colour without having to use coloured rings.

    I made the toggle from a tutorial on mailleartisans.org - I think next time I should make the bar a bit longer. It was originally, but I couldn't get it through to put it on, so shortened it a little... and now it stays on fine in normal wear, but can come undone if the end gets caught in clothing and twists round.

    I should have my new camera by this time next week!

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    Oh welldone thats lovely

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    Heather that looks wonderful! i want to do some chains at some point, but then i want to do everything lol
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    I like the added beads to your bracelet Heather, I think it gives it a little twist
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    Oh, I do like that. Well done you!
    Di x

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    wonderful combo of maille and beads
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    That piece is beautiful. I haven't mastered that chain design yet, but I'm working on it.
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    Thanks to you all

    I want to make some matching earrings and a necklace that'll consist of round bits of helm joined by sections of plain chain, but I keep getting home and being utterly zonked this week. I blame the dark, it makes me want to hibernate.

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    Helm Chain is lovely, and the beads are a great addition. It looks fab!
    Lucinda

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    CAMERA ARRIVED! I got a Panasonic Lumix TZ6 and it's lovely.

    My SD card's still in the post though, so I can only take 7 high quality piccies at a time on the internal storage.

    These are just on automatic macro settings, no flash and bad lighting on my desk. I've only cropped them. When I set up a proper little photography spot they're going to look awesome!

    1. Bracelet again.
    2. Sample pieces. Byzantine, Rhinos Snorting Drano, something that was going to be a Celtic unit but was too floppy so I undid it again, Stepping Stones (really like this one, but only made a little bit as it goes through the tiny rings like whoa), Camelot (also a bit floppy). Aluminium and brass.
    3. What I made tonight - I found that in this size of ring, helm chain connected to itself makes a really nice little flower. It's also great fun to play with because it can flex in on itself into a cup shape. Won't hold it without some reinforcement though. The brown cord is for illustration - I can see having it on its own as a little pendant, or linking them together to make a longer chain.
    4. Same thing but with slightly differently sized rings. This one's a lot stiffer and you can push it into a kind of basket-bottom shape. (Yeah, it's a bit covered in scars. George warned me but I just couldn't resist the red and black rings when I was ordering! It's less obvious not looked at through a camera).

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