Simple Chainmaille Triangular Silver and Black Toggle Bib Necklace
Simple Chainmaille Triangular Silver and Black Toggle Bib Necklace
Simple chainmaille techniques were used in developing this lightweight bib necklace. The focal bib section consists of three (3) sizes of jump rings. The two largest ones fit inside each other and are connected with the smallest of the three (3). There are three (3) triangular sections to the bib made up of jump rings. The center section has three sets of rings. Both end section consists of six (6) sets of the same jump rings. Suspended from each outer ring set is a silver textured round flat disc bead. The satin finish of these discs compliment the shine of the jump rings. A double satin cord is attached to the bib constructing the necklace. The cord is enhanced with antiqued silver beads decorated with a daisy motif. There is a plain toggle clasp which is easy on and off.
Overall Length of Necklace: 18.25in (46.36cm)
Chainmaille Bib Section: 4in (10.16cm) Long x 1.75in (4.45cm) Wide
Necklace Cord Section (each side) 6in (15.24cm) Long
Jump Rings: Small (0.125in or 0.318cm) Medium (.5 in or 1.27 cm) Large (0.375 or 0.925cm)
Flat Disc Beads: 6.7cm diameter
Floral Decoration Beads: 9.5mmx10.5mm
Toggle Loop: .5 in (1.27cm) diameter
Toggle Post: .75 in (1.90cm) Long
WEIGHT: 0.9 Ounces
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• When finished wearing, wipe down your piece with a dry 100% cotton cloth or jewelry polishing cloth.
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• Keep jewelry away from soaking water and harsh chemicals.
• These pieces of wearable art are not designed to be worn 24/7. They need a restful break too.
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What is chainmaille? According to - http://www.bluebuddhaboutique.com/b3/faq/chainmaille/what-is-chain-maille
Chainmaille (also known as chainmail or simply maille) is typically armor or jewelry made by connecting metal rings to one another. The word maille derives from the French word maille (mesh), which comes from Latin macula (mesh of a net). Creating something out of maille involves a few steps:
o Wrap metal wire around a rod to make a coil.
o Cut the coil, creating individual "jump rings."
o Using pliers, link the rings--one at a time--into a pattern.
Chainmaille is one of the earliest forms of metal armor. The oldest piece of maille armor that can be accurately dated is more than 2,700 years old. It was discovered in the graves of Celtic warriors. Earlier evidence of chainmaille has been found in graves from the 5th century BC in Scythia (an area between Europe and Asia). Although most historical chainmaille is armor, jewelry techniques were also used by cultures as diverse as the Vikings and the ancient Egyptians. It is difficult to trace the history of chainmaille, because much of the "evidence" was destroyed in battle. Many pieces that survive today may have been high-quality pieces passed on from generation to generation (or even stolen from a corpse after a battle). These may or may not be a good sampling of the most common maille used. Read more about the history of chainmaille at Wikipedia.
Maille has become increasingly popular in recent years. Some artists make armor to use in staged battles. Others prefer to create chainmaille jewelry, and still others make sculptures. The versatility of this medium is astounding; artists have created chessboards, belts, dresses, baskets and even sun glass lenses (see closeup)--all out of maille.
Chainmaille can be made from virtually any material that can be formed into a circle. This includes most metals as well nontraditional jewelry materials such as rubber.
Definition: Silver Plate:
silover-plate [sil-ver-pleyt] Show IPA verb (used with object), silover-platoed, silover-platoing. to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Great shipping, great packaging. I just thought the necklace was going to be more browns and greens and darker. It is a pretty necklace but not what I was expecting from the picture.