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Celtic Cross


About this design:

I was completely infatuated with this cross from the minute I was fortunate enough to discover it. It was created by Candy Degel and luckily for me she has put together kits for it (http://www.artfire.com/users/eyecandychainmaille) so I could actually make it ! Her instructions are the best I've seen so far...it was a challenge but well worth the effort I think :)

Components:

Sterling Silver rings



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  1. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Fantastic – you did an awesome job!!!

  2. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    OH oh, oh, oh, oh! I think I found the Mother’s Day gift for this year!!!! Thanks for the heads up on the source. Going there RIGHT NOW! LOVE IT!

  3. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    great work. How long did it take? I want to make a chainmaille bracelet but it looks so hard

  4. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Beautiful…….how large is it?

  5. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thank you so much ladies !!!!! The picture really does not even do it justice. The cross is about 1.5 inches long and about 1 inch wide. Candy displays them in 3 different sizes and also in copper. Jade – this probably took me about 2.5 hrs but its considered an “advanced” project and I’m not very experienced so if you have some know how it might go quicker.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh how beautiful!!! Truely, love a first sight on this one!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Eileen, this cross is fabulous!
    Into my favs – I’m going to have to check it out!

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    Valley Girl says:

    This is awesome… Love it!

  9. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Love this! Your work is perfect!

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so nice…

  11. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    So beautiful into my favs..I hope there is alot of room..wonderful!!!

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    Brenda H says:

    I agree with everyone, beautiful! I’m like Linda, I’ve got to check this out now! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    wow..Love this…. into my favs

  14. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Beautiful, perfect in every way! Love it.

  15. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Very cool, Eileen!

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Coool!! :)

  17. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Stunning!

  18. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Awesome job on the chain maille, it is beautiful

  19. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Absolutely stunning!! Very beautiful work and design! My favs it goes! :)

  20. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Wow!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!

  21. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Well worth the effort indeed, I’m not big on crosses but this is lovely and very well done!!!

  22. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Many thanks for all your kind words !! I still have one more to make. I have two nieces who are celebrating their First Communion in May and thought this might be a nice change from the typical cross necklace :)

  23. Angel Chick
    Angel Chick says:

    I love this!! Thanks for the tip as to how to get the kit! Well done job… I wouldn’t have known you weren’t very experienced at chainmaille.

  24. Accessoriesandsuch
    Accessoriesandsuch says:

    This is AMAZING…GREAT job =)

  25. LadyJhia
    LadyJhia says:

    You did a fantastic job with this Eileen!!

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