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All the cute and the precious have been found. All the kitties and puppies have homes. The candy colored, the eco-friendly, the hipsters of the handmade are all duly covered elsewhere. Here I will find the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness. I am very particular in my tastes and though I promise you that I will share nothing but the most intriguing of my discoveries, you may not always like them. I must also confess that I have no real artistic nor fashion background to base my finds upon. These are simply discoveries dug up from the depths of etsy or perhaps elsewhere, brushed off and presented for your approval.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chainmaille

Rings and Chains and Rings and Chains1. Hematite Renaissance Royalty Headdress - worldinchainsmaille
2. Sterling Chainmail Halter Top - bcyrjewelry
3. Chain Maille Sarong (or wrap) - born2create
4. Stylish Chainmaille Vest - MPSCraftworks
I've tried my hand at weaving maille and like tatting, it is time consuming work. I've always been attracted to the intricate metal fabric produced this way, but bracelets and necklaces are too common for the the wunderkammer, so here I've found some more interesting and creative pieces. Simple looking openwork with dramatic results and amazing garments that probably took their creators countless hours to weave. Really though, I just like the shiny...don't you?

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3 comments:

Athena's Armoury said...

I've always loved that halter by Beth Cyr. It's such an amazing piece.

Sara said...

I need 5400 dollars! That halter is fabulous!

Jillian Rueter said...

A chainmaille vest is actually pretty cool looking..nice.