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Made this week…

Or last week, more accurately. Well, from Sept 13-19, most accurately. Quite a lot of it is my new rings.IMG_0366Somehow it doesn’t look like quite so much spread out though.IMG_0369The 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.IMG_0370A new design of scale bracelet. The gold one is my favorite.  IMG_0373Older 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.  IMG_0372Miscellaneous 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. IMG_0371These 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.IMG_0374

Japanese 12 in 2 Hexagon Necklace

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.

IMG_0241 IMG_0235It’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. IMG_0240IMG_0234The 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.

$49

Japanese 5 in 1 ball

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.IMG_0489The 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. IMG_0361The 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. IMG_0490Earrings are $22, and pendants $11.