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Rambling Rose Necklace

Mar 2, 2008
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Designer: Michelle Mach
Published: March 3, 2008
Technique: Stringing, Wirework

It’s dangerous to be in the middle of another beading project when you get a challenge kit! I learned this the hard way: I set the box clasp from the kit next to some chain maille earrings I was creating as a gift for a friend. Good-bye earrings, hello necklace! I decided to use the clasp as a pendant and turned five more Japanese lattice “earrings” into connectors. I finished the necklace with a handful of beads from the kit, plus some crystal links and an s-hook clasp from my stash. The result is a free-spirited necklace perfect for spring. For more about this project see the blog posts, "Free Project: Chain Maille Necklace" and "Sketching Beading Designs."

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LeonaB@4 wrote
on May 29, 2008 8:44 AM

I have been wanting to try chail maille but was hesitant to try a large piece. This design is perfect!  It was fun AND easy following the excellent directions. Thanks, MIchelle !


per2 wrote
on Jun 13, 2008 10:27 AM

This is probably one of the most eye catching chainmaille pieces that I have enjoyed. With the red beads and silver rings, they seem a perfect marriage in this piece pulled together with the center piece pendant. I musn't forget the potato pearls as pearls are classic and hold and add mystery to a piece. I use pearls in a lot of my jewelry as it is my favorite natural stone and also my birth stone. Beautiful!