I do have this secret hidden thing for chain maille. The only problem is I am a little lazy – I want results and I am still working on my patience bone (ha! she says, as she sheepishly looks at all her coiled work– at least, when I am coiling, I can talk to it, and scream at it — so much for Eni Oken’s suggestion that it is zen-like–I’m apparently not that spiritually advanced yet, or else I have taken Zen to a new level– OM.) I have made my first and only chain maille design twice, once for me, and once for my mom, and when my niece asked me for one, I gave her mine (oh!! how I miss it!!) rather than make another one (okay, I admit that I am still holding one more of those clasps for the day when I do decide to sit down and make one for me again).
I do love to visit other people’s chain maille sites and see what they are doing. Today, I visited http://bobbiwired.blogspot.com/ where I saw some very drool-ful chain maille work, so I went to that site and drooled for almost an hour, and then came back here to tell you about it.
I went to MailleMystique’s Etsy shop.
Here are the things I saw and drooled over.
This one has really got my juices flowing. Drool. Drool. Drool some more. I start thinking of all sorts of ways I could twist this to do what I want it to do. It is also one that makes me just want to go back and visit maillemystique some more.
Here is the picture that originally got me to go to maillemystique’s site in the first place. I saw it on http://bobbiwired.blogspot.com/
and it started me drooling so that I had to go to MailleMystique. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, fortunately), I did not see it when I got there (or else I might have bought it, and then not had enough money to buy Christmas presents). I think this looks like something I want to make.
Here is another pretty bracelety weave that caught my eye.
this is an oriental chain maille weave, which I find interesting — at first, when I heard of these, I thought the guy was just showing off that he had a Japanese wife – he kept saying it was a Japanese maille that his Japanese wife made (my ‘Japanese room-mate keeps using vegetables we have and telling me they are” Japanese potatoes”, or whatever, or making normal spaghetti and telling me it is Japanese noodles, so I am immediately suspicious.
Oh, drool city!!! I just love this ring!!!. If it had been available in the right size immediately on the website, I would never be here posting my favorite things I have seen today. I would be waiting for it to come to my mailbox. Such a cutie.