And another repost of older chainmaille work, this time a Persiantine padlock necklace. This is a bit of a strange one. I was looking for some good quality padlocks for some toolboxes in my shed, and bought a 4 pack of these Masterlock padlocks. I only needed 3, so the fourth one sat on my desk for a while before I made the chain but ran out of materials before I could make a clasp for it. It was a bit of a lightbulb moment, realising that a padlock would make a good clasp and pendant. The “Master” text on the padlock was accidental (that’s the brand name of the lock), but it certainly gets some comments when people see it. Anyway, the chain is Persiantine. Persiantine, as its name kind of implies, is a combination of Persian and Byzantine weaves. Instead of the single sections of boxchain joined by connectors, you have double unit sections of full Persian joined by connectors. In this case it’s brass and copper.
This chain is made from 1.6mm diameter jewellery grade brass and copper. Even though from a distance the two colour tones merge into each other, I really like this combination of materials. Ring ID in this case is about 7.0mm.