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Photo by member Grace Cuplin


Photo is: Hot pink anodized aluminum 18g 1/4th rings, wavy helm weave, with 6mm AB padparadscha color Swarovski crystals. Blackened sterling plated dragonfly pendant with matching glass rhinestones.

This group is about hand crafting chain maille and wire work. Whether it be jewelry, sculptural, historical, modern, wearable, or decorative, we discuss most things pertaining to the main subjects.

Below is a list of key words and general terms that are related to our main topics:

Metals and materials: sterling silver, gold, steel, platinum, anodized aluminum, titanium, enameled copper, raw brass, bronze, copper, argentium silver, niobium, bright aluminum, welding wire, gemstones, beads, cabochon, minerals.

Tools: dowel, mandrel, tumblers, polishing, saw cut, koil kutter, snips, pliers, bolt cutters, shears, suppliers, supplies, supply, solder, round nose,flat nose, chain nose, bent nose, needle nose pliers.

Discussion, community, links, wrapper, arts, artisan, craft, crafted, craftsmen, workmanship,

Techniques: wire wrapping, knots, anodizing, tumbling , graph paper, inlays, overlays, coil, coiling, spiral, spiral, springs, twists, twisting, loops, hoops, bails, tutorial, chains, clothing, shapes, knotting, knots, wrap, wrapping, mail, maile, chainmaille, chainmail, chainmaile, patterns, weaving, metal smith, wire textile arts, jeweler, weaver, woven, weave,.

Historical: Renaissance, medieval, Elizabethan, Edwardian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Rococo, Art deco, Roman, Viking, Egyptian, Gothic, ancient cultures.

Modern use of wire: Steampunk, cosplay, costume, doll cloths and jewelry.

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  • 3038
  • Other
  • Nov 25, 2001
  • English

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