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Chains of Command
by: Dwyn Tomlinson
Does this qualify as chain mail? Not sure - but it is quick and easy to do. You definitely need two pairs of pliers, as these jumprings are a little too stiff for opening with fingers!
Remember - always open jumprings by twisting - not pulling open.
The brushed silver "cheerios" are joined by two jumprings, because you can't get two cheerios in a jumpring.
The chain on the side is made by linking jumprings. The Cheerios on the side are linked with 4 or 5 jumprings - the two cheerios closest to the centre decoration are 4 jumprings, after that, I changed to 5, as I was worried about running out of cheerios. The length is adjustable - this is overall 19 inches - but could be worn as short as 16 in.
This piece will be donated to the Corsage Project.
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| 74702001-05 Artistic Wire - 24 gauge Round Wire - Silver Plated (Tarnish Resistant) (Spool)|
(To wire on the hearts.)
|Price: $ 8.66|
|Qty: 1|| s10477 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 16 mm Lobster Claw - Sterling|
|Price: $ 5.88|
|Qty: 80|| 22801030 Findings - Jumprings - 9 mm Open Round - Bright Silvertone (100)|
(Approx. If I counted right. ;-))
|Price: $ 4.63|
|Qty: 22||s19527 Metal Floating Rings - 12 mm Round Donut - Brushed Silver||Price: $ 0.35|
|Qty: 3|| 34762021201001 Swarovski Pendant - 18 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Heliotrope|
(Try these Heliotrope instead of the original which is out of stock. )
|Price: $ 5.50|
|Qty: 2||74527346 Tools - Flat Nose Pliers - Dazzle-It Classic Slim||Price: $ 7.90|
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