Continuing my repost spree of older chainmaille work, here’s a split full Persian necklace. This was the piece I was trying to make when I found the split full Persian tutorial on cgmaille.com and that eventually led to the heart pendant I’ve posted previously. I like full Persian as a weave, but I always wanted a more elegant way of making a necklace symmetrical than just having a double ring joining in the middle. I think using a split in this manner is as good a way as I’m going to find. The pendant on it is an Emily the Strange dice pendant that we picked up from a clearance bin at a shop in Brisbane, and it’s one of many that I’m planning to put into necklaces.
The material in the chain is 0.9mm 304 stainless steel. Since they’re roughly the same rings as in the heart pendant, they’d be about 6.4mm ID. There are a couple of different sizes in the split part as well. Also like the heart pendant, the clasp on this piece was bent on a custom jig out of 316L stainless, because I really hate using significantly different materials in clasps to the main piece.
As mentioned above, the pendant is a store bought item. Stacey was doing some clothes shopping at one of the shops in Brisbane (it was so long ago I can’t even remember where), and they had a clearance table full of Emily the Strange accessories at highly reduced prices. We bought heaps of them, and there’s a number of pieces I still need to shoot and post with stuff we picked up on that day.