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Maille

Same design, different materials

Update (04/17/2916): Blue Buddha Boutique is closing its door permanently. The link to their website (below) is no longer active.

Angelica Brigade Knitted Maille Necklace Catrina

This is the bright aluminum version of the necklace I wrote about in my previous blog post (https://angelicabrigade.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/some-of-my-recent-works/ )

This necklace took me approx. 8 hours to create. It’s constructed using hundreds of saw-cut premium quality bright aluminum jump rings (which I got from http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com) one ring at a time.

The bright aluminum jump rings are different from normal aluminum jump rings & they are very shiny.

To learn more about the jump rings I’m using, please feel free to check this site: http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/faq/metals/difference-between-base-metals

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The bright aluminum version of this necklace is much lighter than the bronze version.

Angelica Brigade Knotted Maille Necklace Catrina Bronze vs Bright Aluminum

On the other hand, the bronze version is stiffer than the bright aluminum one. Thus, the bronze version of this necklace looks more sculptural than the bright aluminum one.

Angelica Brigade Knotted Maille Necklace Catrina Bronze vs Bright Aluminum

Original design by joyz*k from Angelica Brigade original design by joyz*k from Angelica Brigade

Personally, I don’t really mind wearing a heavy necklace. But, I realize that it’s not for everyone.

Plus, bronze tends to oxidize quickly. So, when it’s not in use, it needs to be stored inside of a ziploc bag along with an anti-tarnish tab. The bright aluminum version, however, is much easier to maintain. All you need is to wash it with soapy water if it gets dirty.

To see my other works, the one I haven’t got a chance to blog about, please visit my Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/angelicabrigade)

I’m also on Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/#!/AngelicaBrigade ) , Tumblr ( http://www.tumblr.com/blog/angelica-brigade )  and Pinterest ( http://pinterest.com/angelicabrigade/ )

-j

 

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