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About this design:

While I was browsing in a bead store I saw a cool leather bracelet with seed beads. It made me wonder what chainmaille would look like between two strips of leather. I decided to experiment when I got home and came up with these three bracelets.


Green bracelet: scrap leather, 12mm rectangular Red Creek Jasper, 20 gauge Artistic Wire, and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Foxtail chainmaille weave. Black bracelet: scrap leather, 8-9mm dyed pearls, 20 gauge Artistic Wire and Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave. Brown bracelet: scrap leather, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Twist of Fate chainmaille weave.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Kye, you are so creative with your chain maille! I love them all. The Red Creek Jasper is perfect with the green leather. I love the copper with the brown leather, also.

  2. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    OMG! These are so fabulous! I love how your mind works you are so inventive.

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    These are so very cool!! What a great idea! I love the orange one the most since that’s my color…but they are all fabulous!

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    So beautiful, all of them! Can’t choose a favorite!

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you so much for the encouraging words. :)

  6. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Wow Kye! How gorgeous and original. They are awesome! I have never seen anyone do that with leather and chainmaille before. They really are beautiful.

    I keep going back to them because they are so detailed. The leather compliments the chainmaille as the chainmaille compliments the leather. Really lovely!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Love a great mash-up! The chainmaille’s flexibility is a wonderful with the softness of the leather straps.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Kye, these are great. I always marvel at your chainmaille work. So cool and bold with leather. And pearls! Whaaat?! Awesomeness.

  9. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    They’re cool. They’re chic. They’re tuff! I love them all. Great thinking on this one, Kye.

  10. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks again! :) :) :)

  11. Tana
    Tana says:

    I can picture producers ordering up some these for actors to wear in the movies!!! Absolutely splendid! Love the soft supple leather you’ve used. Best ever job Kye!

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, I can’t believe these…Chainmaille, leather, & gemstones…doesn’t get any better than that! These are absolutely awesome!!

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