This is my single favorite piece from the entire book. On the page it looks pretty simple – just a strip of Japanese 12-in-2 with some extra edge rings. But when you actually hold the finished piece? Yum! One of my favorite things about chainmail is how it feels – dense and flexible, hard metal that feels soft. This piece is like chainmail, except more so! Completely delicious.
Rebeca’s instructions show smaller rings to taper the ends, but her precious metal sizes don’t include that smaller size. You’ll find size 9:17 in your kit – use that size to taper the ends and connect the toggle.
I decided to make this pieces with some crazy color. You can decide whether you want to keep it simple or go a little crazy too. If you choose a color mix and want to create a fade, I recommend an extra ¼ ozt of 8:20nb rings to give you some wiggle room when selecting colors. If you want to make exactly the piece shown, I used a yellow goldfill kit with Firewater mix and separated 8-ring groups of “fire” and “water” for the alternating coiled ring bunches.
And if you check on page 137, there’s a great matching pendant.
Please note that the rose goldfill and white goldfill versions of this kit contain yellow goldfill clasps.
This project appears on page 134 of Chained by Rebecca Mojica.