May 23, 2012

Tripoli Triangle Bracelet

Took me quite a while, but it's well worth it...........

Based on Scott David Plumlee's ingenious design of Tripoli Triangle, six of the Tripoli Triangle units are simply connected end to end.  I tried out a few other ways to link them up; in the end, I chose the easiest one; no muss, no fuss; nothing to distract attention from the intricate, lacy design of each little triangle.

The lovely bracelet shows off the unique combination of Byzantine and Mobius, the two ever popular chainmaille weaves.  With every movement of the wrist, each tiny jump ring of the Tripoli points reflects the light in all directions, giving a soft sparkle that's the trade mark of Byzantine weave.

Each of the six Tripoli Triangles is an equilateral triangle measuring 1 1/8 inches on each side.  The total length of the bracelet, including the handcrafted heart clasp in natural niobium, is 7 1/2 inches, with a thin profile at 3/16th of an inch.  All jump rings are bright aluminum for light weight and no maintenance required.

More views of the bracelet are available here.

This bracelet is also available for purchase in my ArtFire online store.



  1. You are very, very clever! This is an amazing piece of work!! :-)

  2. Aww thank you, Kenth! Glad you like it too:-)

  3. Great! I'm working on one of these triangles too. Ordered a kit from SpiderChain Jewelry. She has all of the Plumlee kits. Mine is copper and jewelry brass.

  4. That is excellent, Jack! You can't go wrong with rings from SpiderChain! One of the best!
    Have fun with the triangles:-)