Starburst necklace

We have another neat little design for you, this time courtesy of Leayn at Anthelion Jewelry ( Facebook , Website )  She is calling this the Starburst necklace.


Materials list:

130—18g 5/32″ ID steel rings (or as shown 58 steel, 72 bronze—8 of the steel are connector rings to link chain to byzantine segments)
10—18g 1/4″ ID steel rings
4—Stainless steel tube beads 11mm
4 sections of Style 1 steel chain—3″ each
4 sections of Style 1 steel chain—7″ each (adjust to preferred total length, this makes about a 22-23″ necklace)
1 stainless steel 12 mm lobster clasp


bust pendant whole

Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown

Want to have some fun?
Want to test your abilities?
Want to be challenged?

Well, here it is.
Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown.
Every month is a new contest, with a new theme.  A featured artist versus everybody else.  Last one standing gets a $25 store credit to C&T Designs, bragging rights, and will be the featured artist the next month.
A complete list of rules can be found here

First months challenge?
Byzantine.  Anything and everything byzantine.  Byzantine variants, byzantine with beads, byzantine with other weaves.
Need some examples?
biasbyz-002     bastardbyz-001bbyz-001chainbyz





Since this is new and we don’t have a winner for last month, hence no featured artist, we have picked one.  Lauren of Edge Metal Elegance.  We will tell you a little bit more about Lauren in a post tomorrow.