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About this design:

I wanted to see what a necklace would look like with segmented chain and chainmaille as the focal. The bracelet was made with the leftovers.


18 & 20 gauge wire, jump rings for the chainmaille Twist of Fate weave, chain, 8mm Serpentine (LB), 8mm Sunflower Agate (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade cubes (LB), 6mm Antique Soochow Jade rounds (LB), and my handmade clasp. The bracelet also has Antique Soochow Jade ovals from LB.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous to infinity and beyond! The colors with the copper make this set perfect fall go to set.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    kye – I love this set. The squares and rounds play together so nicely. And I love the chain interspersed between the links. The flat rounds are so pretty on the bracelet. Did you use 2 types of chain? Colors are beautiful.

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    What a great idea. I would never have thought of the chain being the focal. But it works! The gemstone beads in different shapes are also eye catching. Love the bracelet.

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    Melody F says:

    I really love the bracelet! Those cubes look great. Simple but intriguing. Beautiful design.

  5. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you for the kind words. I must have taken the necklace apart 5 times and rearranged things. I finally settled on this design. BLE there are 3 different types of chain-copper and bronze.

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a great idea using layers of chain! I like how you used the chainmaille links to connect everything–they add a nice design element in this piece. I remember a trick I learned after a lot of trial & error–when measuring multiple pieces of chain the same length, put them on a needle, let them hang even, then cut. You don’t know how many times I counted links only to find out I was off–very frustrating. Love your work Kye, you always come up with new & exciting ideas!

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks CC for supporting my work. It means a lot to me. And double thanks for the great chain cutting tip. It was tedious and frustrating exactly as you described. The tip should help me waste less chain in the future. Yay!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Beautiful work Kye, and excellent choice of stones – what a perfect matched set, I love it

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    thegreenzebra says:

    I forgot to mention, I really like your choice of props too!!

  10. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I can always tell your designs at first glance!! You have great style and an eye for choosing the right beads. This is a wonderful set Kye!!

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you for being so positive about my work greenzebra and sweetjane.

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Kye, you knocked this one out of the park! its awesome! Beautiful autumn colors and expert craftsmanship on you chain!

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