Saturday, January 7, 2012

Randomness

 I've been playing around with the idea of working lampwork into chainmaille and so far this bracelet is all I've been able to come up with.  It isn't to be worn--it's made with practice links I mangled.  The design needs work.  I'd like to do round segments of chainmaille but haven't learned that pattern and haven't been able to figure it out yet.  The original design idea was to do 5 rows, working the lampwork into the center, but that didn't work out as the glass links are too thick, or alternately, the holes are too small.
These turned out just as I'd hoped.  This shade of red is my absolute favorite color and I love the way the shapes turned out.

Seasonal madness continues but I renew my promise to myself to pause and look around once in a while.

2 comments:

  1. I've had some of the same problems incorporating lampworked rings into my seed bead work. The piece often either ends up looking too bulky, or I completely obscure the center hole with beads, or both! Good luck figuring out the solution. I love the idea of combining the two mediums.

    And your deep red beads are just luscious! The richness and depth of color is just yummy! I'm not usually a huge fan of hearts, but these make me want to make something for Valentines Day, which has to be a first! :)

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  2. Thank you! This has to be my favorite color ever. I've got a potential lead working a round strand but it's never going to work doing anything flat. Too much metal going through too small a space. Bulk up the glass to make it stand up to use and you lose the ability to make it into a 4 in 1. I'm thinking chainmaille and glass don't mix for a reason.

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