On the Edge Designs

In our newest “On the Edge Designs” we give you a simple design that can be made several different ways with just a few minor adjustments.

First the original, Stainless steel orbital tube bead 2-2 chain

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19mm SS clasp

SS Tube Beads 

16g SS 5/16 jump ring (for clasp)

18g SS 3/16 jump rings (1 extra to attach clasp)

16g SS ½ jump rings

 

Basic construction- open one large ring, scoop two small, close all three, weave a second large ring through the two small rings and close.  Thread the two small rings through the center of a rondelle bead.  Open a large ring and weave through the two small rings without going through the rondelle.  Add two small rings to the large ring and close.  Weave a second large ring through the same path.  Continue on until chain is desired length.

 

For a little twist, literally, increase the 18g 3/16″ rings to 18g 13/64″, and you can mobius the large rings.
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And if you want a smaller version, we have that covered too.

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SS Rondelle Beads

1 20g 3/32 SS ring (to attach clasp)

20g ⅛  SS jump rings

18g 3/16 SS jump rings (1 extra for clasp)

 

Basic construction- open one large ring, scoop two small, close all three, weave a second large ring through the two small rings and close.  Thread the two small rings through the center of a rondelle bead.  Open a large ring and weave through the two small rings without going through the rondelle.  Add two small rings to the large ring and close.  Weave a second large ring through the same path.  Continue on until chain is desired length.

February Gauntlet results

The moment you have all been waiting for………….

Once again we had a bunch of wonderful entries.  Lets have a look at all of them again. (all thumbnails will open a larger picture)

 

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And the Oscar goes to……oh, wait, wrong show…….

 

chevronel_contest-sized  This stunning piece belongs to Shauna Simmons Taylor of Dancing Leaf Studios.  For those that are just coming into this, keep in mind this months challenge was tiny.  This bracelet is make up entirely of 20g square rings.  A whole lot of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everybody for your entries, and remember the March challenge waiting for you.

Now where’s that pizza guy, I’m hungry.

 

On the Edge Designs

At last, we bring you another installment of On the Edge Designs, and we think it’s worth the wait.

Lauren has come up with a multifunctional chain that we think is pretty cool.  Dubbed the Metamorphosis Chain, it can be worn as a belt or a lariat type necklace.

 

metamorphosys metamorphosys2  The available tutorial is 8 pages with step by step instructions, illustrations, and materials list complete with 2 sets of ring size suggestions so you can make it just the way you would like.

The Gauntlet, March challenge

Voting is still in progress for the February  Gauntlet, but it’s time to announce the challenge for March.

Are you ready?

Foreign objects……..

What’s a foreign object?  Anything that’s not a ring.  Give us your best crystal, bead, gear, bike chain, (or what ever else you can think of) creation.

 

Swarovski Square Byzantine Bracelet     chainbyzcopperladders-002

 

 

 

 

 

New to the Gauntlet?

A set of rules can be found here.

February Gauntlet voting

February is in the history books, and with it we get just a little bit closer to summer.  More to our point, the February Gauntlet is now open for voting.  Again, we had some great entries, so go have a look and vote for your favorite.   Remember, voting is open for 1 week.

We will be announcing the challenge for March very soon, so stay tuned.

 

And Remember, It’s in the Maille!