April 2, 2012

Peppermint Candies

I've always had a fondness for Whirlybird. Not hard to tell, it's right on my avatar:-)  Its endless applications, or "Apps" for the i-generation, make it the Houdini of maille weaves! 

These cuties can pass by as peppermint candies, with rainbow colors! They are yummy enough you would want to take a bite out of them! My Peppermint Candies earrings are fun and cool to wear, just like the real candies:-)

The chainmaille pattern used here is Whirlybird, published by Noldolantë of Maille Artisans International League; it is an amazing combination of symmetry and whimsy. I selected anodized niobium and bright aluminum to create these earrings for maximum pinwheel effect! Wait till you hold them between your fingers; they have such a lovely tactile feel that they are almost bouncy:-)

Each Peppermint Candy measures 3/4 inch across, 7/16 inch thick, hangs about 7/8 inch long from the bottom of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring.

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