March 21, 2011

Sterling Silver Oops Finger Ring

One of my all time favorite chainmaille patterns: Oops:-) But ahh, there is nothing "oops" about this ring!  Precision-crafted from bare sterling wire, hand coiled and cut with a jeweler's saw into hundreds of tiny jump rings, then woven together to create this awesome ring. Talk about labor of love!


Unlike most commercially produced finger ring, chainmaille rings have the advantage of having a bold presence without the weight.  What is most unique about this ring is in the Oops pattern, where each jump ring interlocks its neighboring rings at such angles that produces the strongest hold with the thinnest ring shank/wall.




Enough tech talk:-) Here are the ring specs: The ring is size 5 1/4, measures at 7/16 inch wide, 1/8 inch thick, weighing at tad over 1/3 troy oz.


For more views of this ring, click here.

March 20, 2011

Byzantine Stars Earrings

Here is a pair of earrings worthy of its name. Beautifully woven of an array of colorful anodized niobium rings, with sterling silver rings marking each point, and sterling silver chains trailing underneath. These darlings are a joy to have!

Although these earrings are based on the most classic Byzantine pattern, arranging 5 of them into a star shape, together with the long dangles, brings them into the 21th century.

The earrings measure at 2 1/2 inches long from the bottom of the sterling ear wires, 3/4 inch wide from point to point of the stars, and are made entirely of sterling silver and anodized niobium. The stars are solid but still light weight to wear comfortably throughout the day.

Click here for more views of the earrings.

Elfsheet Bracelet

Not much else beats the soft glow of this bronze and silver mix bracelet draped over your wrist like a lace ruffle from the Victorian days.

Made in the mischievous Elfweave pattern, this chainmaille bracelet will stay behaved on you, thanks to the 2 rows of Elf interlocking each other in opposite direction, forming a minimalist version of Elfsheet.  The handmade S clasp has a whimsical heart shape echoing the Elfsheet pattern throughout.

The bracelet measures at 7/8 inch wide, 7 1/2 inches long, with an extension to fit up to 8 1/4 inches; made in bronze and bright aluminum, except for the handmade clasp which is silver plated enamel copper.

See more of this bracelet here.  This bracelet is also available for purchase in my online studio DaisyKreates.com.

March 18, 2011

3x3 Bracelet

This is your new everyday, go-to bracelet! Made of stainless steel and rainbow anodized niobium, it is fun and comfortable, goes with any outfit, takes you effortlessly from day to night, from work to play!

The wavy design of the bracelet, a daisykreates' original, is eye-catching and at times almost hypnotizing with all the rings orbiting and crisscrossing one another. Built on the simple pattern of 3x3 (hence, the name:-), the 2 different sizes of rings have the perfect aspect ratios that allow enough room to fit in one another, but still so small that the big rings must stay stacked, therefore masquerading as a 2x2, or a Half Persian 2-in-1. So fun! You will have to try it yourself:-)

The bracelet measures at tad under 1/2 inch wide, 7 1/2 inches long, ends with a stainless stain lobster clasp. The bracelet will fit up to 8 1/2 inches when hooked to the last ring of the extension.
I also added a tri-daisy bead at the end to give it a little of my trade mark (if I can call it one:-) Maybe one day, I'll make a batch in my own design... Ahh, so much to try, the list is getting longer by the minute!

Want to see some more pix? Here you go.

Thinking about picking one of these up for your loved one (or yourself)? This lovely bracelet is now available at my online studio, check it out!


~

March 16, 2011

Plum Flower Dream Catcher Pendant

A totally unique chainmaille pendant that is both delicate and unbreakable. The plum flower motif is a brand new daisykreates' original design for the spring season; beautifully presented in a frame of steel ring, which is one of many fabulous designs from Joshua Diliberto of Maillers Worldwide.

This is one of my many experiments with the Joshua's idea of mini mailled dream catchers.  Given the fact that this is really up to the individual designs, every ring size matters, as well as the big ring, and how tight or loose the motif will be when framed.  But I can see lots of possibilities now that a big ring on the outside can be used to anchor something not-so-symmetrical or rigid. I totally love it!

Here're the specs:
The pendant measures 1 1/2 inches across; it is made with bright aluminum rings and the frame ring is steel for just the right weight, all making the pendant entirely maintenance free. The genuine leather cord is 18 inches long, in rich dark brown and closes with a sterling silver clasp.

Want to take this cool trinket home with you?  It is available for custom orders.


Check out more pix here!

...

March 5, 2011

Blooming Fuchsias Earrings


Another brand new, original design of mine!

This pair of earrings literally "bloomed" right in front of my eyes.  I didn't plan on it, never even had a sketch; I was playing with an idea from Spider's Helm necklace, pairing large and small rings for something whimsical.

After 3 pairs of large rings, I got side tracked, as usual, and thought "what would happen if I just connect the 3 pairs into a circle?..." From there, it was a free fall; no longer me weaving the rings, but the rings guiding my hands, almost telling me where they want to be, and voila! There it is!


The form and the colors just scream "Fuchsia", don't they? The Black Ice rings from TRL may not be the typical shade for fuchsias, but they come in so many fantastic colors, specially my favorite has long been Midnight Diva (I know, it really should be Diva Midnight, but hey, these are my earrings!)

So there they are, "Midnight Diva", the first in my new line of fuchsia earrings.

Stay tuned; there'll be more to come!  In the mean time, check out more pix here.