Tuesday, 1 November 2011

CHAIN MAKING

CHAIN~o~CHAIN~o~CHAIN~o~CHAIN~o~CHAIN oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo

It's only the 1st November but I'm so busy with
Christmas projects, preparing for Bead TV filming
with 'seasonal greetings' and getting ready for my
Open Studio sale ... that, I've hardly got time to surface
for breath! (Where have I put my wire & beaded snorkel??!).

So, in the interim, to keep you inspired, here are some
images (like wallpaper) of some of my handmade chain
designs...
(Incidentally, a lot of the tutorials for these can be found
on BEAD TV.)


However, as soon as the chaos dies down at this end,
I will be return with some fun Christmas project inspiration!

But ... in the interim, here are some images of chains (and if
you suffer from insomnia, this may be your best cure!!).

















Art Deco (like apple slices!) Chain























Egyptian Butterfly Chain (based on the ancient
Egyptian Spiral design).













... and here it is! The wonderful Egyptian Spiral Chain!!
























Chain-Reaction-Chain-Reaction-Chain-Reaction-Chain










CHEAT
Chain
Maille!!



































"E" for easy Chain












Figure of
* 8 *
Chains
with
beads





























Friendship Coils
























Classic Greek Key






















Loop-de-Loop Chain Necklace











'Lucky'
Horse-Shoe
Links

















Spiral
Chains






































The Oracle Chain
























Wavy Wiggle Chain

... and with a 'wave' and a 'wiggle' I must be off to
my studio to finish what I've started and to get done
what I've begun ...

oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo~oOo

KEEP WIGGLING THOSE WIRES AND STAY HAPPY!!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Linda and many thanks for posting all these chainy examples ...loads of inspiration! And when is your Open Studio Sale?

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  2. My Open Studio is on Sat.12th November from 10am-4pm
    All welcome!! xx

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  3. What lovely inspirational projects.

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  4. Some of these patterns i recognize from your books that I have. but some are new to me. I love them. You are such an inspiration. When I am working on something and it does not come out exactly right, no one knows it but me, lol. And it works. I really enjoy your creations. I have posted this link to my bead challenge group because they love my work and are interested in learning wire.
    Jan Garbacz

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