As you might remember, I’ve played around with chainmaille a little bit in the past. I’ve even got a Pinterest board that is full of projects I’d like to tackle some day. So, when the fall Creativ Festival rolled around again last month, I was keen to get some more chainmaille supplies and try a couple of things.
I picked up this nifty little container full of the most common ring sizes, a new pair of pilers, a couple of kits, and some pretty scales. And, while I haven’t had time to do much, I have managed to make this:
It is a scale flower, made from a kit from Metal Designz. It was easy to make, but a touch fiddly. And, my goodness, does having two good pliers ever make a difference.
I’m thinking that these might make pretty Christmas ornaments, if I get a chance to make a few more. I’d also like to try my hand at some of the scale butterflies, and maybe even some of the fancy stars. I think I may need to do an online order…
If you’d like to try making a scale flower yourself, here is a free tutorial for a similar flower.