Serenity

Our friend Shauna over at Dancing Leaf Studios gave us our next design to share with you.  It’s a play on Concentric circles, with a twist.

serenityAAearringsMaterials list are as follows (base metals, shown in AA and BA)
2 X-Large rings = 16g 5/8
2 Large rings = 16g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 16g 1/4
2 Small rings = 18g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

These can easily be turned into Silver and niobium.  (Earring kits available here)
serenity_earring2 X-Large rings = 14g 5/8
2 Large rings = 14g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 14g 1/4
2 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

With a slight size adjustment, it also makes a nice pendant.  (pendant kit available here)
serenity_pendant

1 X-Large rings = 12g 5/8
1 Large rings = 14g 1/2
1 Medium rings = 14g 5/8
1 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32

 

 

You can do a base metal pendant in the following sizes:
1 X-Large ring =14g 3/4
1 Large ring = 16g 5/8
1 Medium ring = 16g 3/8
1 Small ring = 18g 3/16
13 X-Small rings 18g 5/32

We decided to go a bit smaller for earrings and came up with a spin off design that uses our O-beads
serenityobead
2 large rings= 18g 3/8″
2 medium rings=18g 1/4″
2 small rings=18g 9/64″
2 x-small rings=18g 1/8″
18 o-beads

We hope you have fun with these ideas, and remember, It’s in the Maille!

 

Edge Metal Elegance

In our announcement yesterday for The Gauntlet, we promised to tell you a little more about Lauren from Edge Metal Elegance.
Lauren has been a customer of ours for many years, and we think she does some awesome work.  That’s partly why we chose her to be the featured artist in the first Gauntlet.

But wait, there’s more……….

Even though she is the first to be featured, she will not be eligible to win.  <gasp>

ambassadorWe are happy to announce we have formed a working relationship with her, and we now consider her part of Team Awesome. Look, we even gave her, her very own parking spot.

 

 

 

 

So, what is it she will be doing you ask?  Good question.  Because we think she does some awesome work, and has some great ideas, she will be passing some of those design ideas on to you.
In a new feature here on our blog, every couple of weeks we will post a new design idea for you to have fun with.  Sometimes we will just give you picture and a supply list and let you have at it.  Sometimes we will make kits available, and sometimes, for the more advanced designs, we will also make new tutorials.  We will call this new feature “On the Edge Designs”

 

So without further ado, here is her first design idea for you.
7chaintaperThese are a 7 chain taper earring.
Supply list:
1 pr earwires
2 16g 7/16″ stainless steel jump rings
14 20g 1/8″ stainless steel jump ring
14 sections style 3 stainless steel curb chain (total of 12.35 inches) cut as follows:
2 x seven link sections
4 x Six link sections
4 x 5 link sections
4 x 4 link sections.