Handmade Tarnish Resistant 2x2 Chainmaille Gold Chain Necklace
Handmade Tarnish Resistant 2x2 Chainmaille Gold Chain Necklace
This lovely golden handmade wire simple 2x2 chainmaille necklace is the perfect accessory for anyone who desires the soft shine of the metal chain. It is the ideal necklace in all seasons of the year. The occasions that best suit this jewelry is business dress or casual anytime. The gold compliments many colors within a wardrobe, in particular the autumn and winter hues. When worn, one will feel freedom of movement and elegance of style.
Chainmaille chain is very traditional yet extremely unique. The links are completely made by me using tarnish resistant craft gold wire. The 20 gauge wire is wrapped around a mandrel the size of the opening of jump ring. Then the links are assembled by interlocking two jump rings of wire. This is done until the desired length is obtained. The sleigh shaped hook and "Q" shaped eye clasp is constructed with the same wire. The 20 gauge wire shapes the finding then matching 24 gauge wire is wrapped around it creating a more interesting pattern and added durability.
NECKLACE LENGTH: 21.5 Inches (53.34 cm)
WEIGHT: 0.7 Ounces (19.84g)
Routine maintenance tips to keep your jewelry looking amazing from season to season.
• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
• If the piece is subject to tarnish, place a moisture control pack into the storage location. (Hint: Some medications come with them in the bottle.)
• Keep jewelry away from soaking water and harsh chemicals.
• These pieces of wearable art are not designed to be worn 24/7. They need a restful break too.
• BEWARE!!! POSSIBLE CHOKING HAZARD!! If small children are in the home, please know our child and buy, wear, and store responsibly.
Metal has been coated to prevent tarnishing of the susceptible metals. The coating protects the metal from losing the shine, especially by exposure to air or moisture. This exposure results in surface oxidation or discoloration
JUMP RING: Jump Ring - noun: jump ring; plural noun: jump rings: A wire ring made by bringing the two ends together without soldering or welding.
What is chainmaille?
According to - http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/faq/chainmaille/what-is-chain-maille
Chainmaille (also known as chainmail or simply maille) is typically armor or jewelry made by connecting metal rings to one another. The word maille derives from the French word maille (mesh), which comes from Latin macula (mesh of a net). Creating something out of maille involves a few steps:
• Wrap metal wire around a rod to make a coil.
• Cut the coil, creating individual "jump rings."
• Using pliers, link the rings—one at a time—into a pattern.
Chainmaille is one of the earliest forms of metal armor. The oldest piece of maille armor that can be accurately dated is more than 2,700 years old. It was discovered in the graves of Celtic warriors. Earlier evidence of chainmaille has been found in graves from the 5th century BC in Scythia (an area between Europe and Asia). Although most historical chainmaille is armor, jewelry techniques were also used by cultures as diverse as the Vikings and the ancient Egyptians. It is difficult to trace the history of chainmaille, because much of the "evidence" was destroyed in battle. Many pieces that survive today may have been high-quality pieces passed on from generation to generation (or even stolen from a corpse after a battle). These may or may not be a good sampling of the most common maille used. Read more about the history of chainmaille at Wikipedia.
Maille has become increasingly popular in recent years. Some artists make armor to use in staged battles. Others prefer to create chainmaille jewelry, and still others make sculptures. The versatility of this medium is astounding; artists have created chessboards, belts, dresses, baskets and even sun glass lenses. Chainmaille can be made from virtually any material that can be formed into a circle. This includes most metals as well nontraditional jewelry materials such as rubber.
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Even though my creations are one of a kind similar multiple items may be made for special occasions such as wedding party gifts. The items will be similar, made with like materials, but variances of individual pieces will occur due to the hand manipulation process. Because I make only one of kind items my supply inventory is limited. If you desire special orders of multiple similar items I will work with you. I will make a prototype and email you pictures of the item for your approval. Then increased inventory can be purchased.
Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.