I did play around with putting all my chainmaille stuff on a subdomain, but that didn’t really work out, so now I’ve got to repost it again. Also, being a bit sleep deprived at the moment I forgot to copy the posts from the subdomain install before I deleted it, so I’m starting from scratch on this post.
This an older chainmaille piece of mine, a full Persian heart pendant on a Byzantine chain in stainless steel. The pendant itself was an idea I threw around in my head after learning how to split full Persian from a tutorial on cgmaille.com, and, for a first prototype I don’t think it turned out too badly. I’d like to make sure there was a bit more of a dip in the top for my next attempt though.
The material for the pendant is 0.9mm 304 stainless steel. I’m not sure on the ID of the rings because they were cut from springs I recovered from a scrap bin and I haven’t got any left to measure. An estimate from holding the verniers over one of the rings is about 6.4mm. The chain is 0.9mm 316L stainless steel in a 3.2mm ID. The clasp was bent on a custom jig out of 316L stainless, because I really hate using different materials in clasps to the main piece. I’d like to mention again that stainless steel is a bitch to work with for that kind of thing. But it looks good at the end of the day.