Or last week, more accurately. Well, from Sept 13-19, most accurately. Quite a lot of it is my new rings.Somehow it doesn’t look like quite so much spread out though.The Glow in the Dark scales are pretty impressive. In the dark, a package of them is almost as bright as a laptop LED, and just as annoying when you’re trying to sleep. All these scales are plastic, and pretty cool.A new design of scale bracelet. The gold one is my favorite. Older scale designs, and rubber bracelets. Coloured rubber rings are an interesting new addition. I’d tried the orange and white ones before and didn’t care for them, but the whole rainbow isn’t bad. Miscellaneous necklaces and bracelets. The black keys were being sold as stickers, but they turned out to be charms with a bit of rubber glue on the back of them, and much better for jewelry than scrap-booking, or whatever. These earrings and pendants are a new idea, inspired by who-knows-what, but I happened to have the supplies. And I apologize for the quality of the photos. I guess basement bedroom lighting isn’t the best for photography.
This is another Byzantine variant, where the Byzantine is stood on end, and the ends are folded out and connected to each other.
I saw a similar necklace somewhere a while ago and had to make my own. It’s a really neat design that reminds me of feathers. While I probably wouldn’t wear it, as I prefer more conservative jewelry, I really like the look of it and wish I could pull off wearing it.The earrings came a little later. They are just a section of the same chain as the necklace. The scales and the rings are both aluminum. The large rings are available the same colour as the scales, or different (as shown).
My sister came up with this design just after I bought scales for the first time. It is just a 2 in 1 chain with scales hanging off it. The scales do move, they don’t hang exactly as shown.
4 Winds is another design that I tried once, and then abandoned. This is probably because it’s one of the weaves I don’t actually understand. While I can make it, I don’t comprehend how the rings hold each other in place, and therefore have a much harder time trying to make it do what I want. Fortunately, you don’t have to understand something to appreciate it.
This is a continues loop of Helm Chain, so small that it stands flat, like a disk.
Half Persian sheet is a stiff dense sheet, so it makes excellent earrings.
Aluminum Earrings $25.00
Many chains make wonderful earrings in their simplicity. Byzantine and Half Persian are the only kinds shown, but feel free to ask about other chains.
Celtic Maze is a variant of the weave Celtic Labyrinth. Labyrinth is exactly the same, except with four corners instead of three. When I came across the pattern I didn’t have the right size rings for the square, but it did work for a triangle.
It’s by no means an official variant, but it did need a different name than its big brother. Earrings are $17, pendants $9.