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.
Japanese weaves have so many possibilities for building shapes and structures, especially triangular ones. Enter Christmas Trees. What’s Christmas without jewelry (and ugly sweaters) that can only be worn for a couple of weeks. They’re available in three designs, undecorated, with a star, and decorated. Pendant are $15, and Earrings are $20.
When I saw a picture of these I just had to make them, they’re so cute.These hearts comes from the Byzantine weave. It’s a fairly simple design, enough so that I’ve taught it to beginners. However, getting those last few rings in can be a bit tricky sometimes. Earrings are $16, pendants are $8.
Japanese weaves feature grids of rings that are perpendicular to each other. This necklace features on of the most basic weaves – a honeycomb pattern where six small rings go through each large ring, or when doubled, twelve rings go through two. A hexagon of this weave hangs from a triple stranded chain.
It’s a striking necklace, and can be made in any colour. The hexagon can be taken off the chain, so that the two pieces can be worn separately. The matte colours shown are limited – that style of rings has been discontinued, and as of this moment, I have only a few matte necklaces left.
These spiky balls make beautiful earrings or pendants. Like all chain maille, there’s more it them than can be experienced visually. These balls are really cool in a structural way as well. In theory these rings are exactly the right size that the spheres will keep their shape by themselves. However, in real life, they don’t.The variations between different rings in the thickness of the wire, or more accurately, the variations between the ratio between the wire thickness and inner diameter of the rings makes some of the spheres so stiff and tight that they can hardly be finished, and some so loose rings need to be added to the inside to keep them spherical. The squishy ones are so much fun to play with and the stiff ones are such a neat, almost archtecieral, structere, its hard to decide which is cooler. Earrings are $22, and pendants $11.