Medieval knights’ ornaments

17 Feb

Here is a new technique I’ve been experimenting lately… Chainmaille or Chainmail, like those wore by the Medieval knights  as protective armors in battle…. basically it is made with linking rings together to form various patterns. There are tons of patterns out there that have been known since ancient times and gradually, various ornate chainmail weaves and ring patterns have come into modern use for jewelry to make stylish bracelets, necklaces, earings, etc…

A modern example of the use of mail, is this bracelet I made with bronze jump rings. This kind of pattern is called “Box Chain”.

Chainmaille bronze bracelet

Box Chain bronze bracelet

Chainmalle bronze bracelet

Chainmalle bronze bracelet

Chainmalle bronze bracelet

Chainmalle bronze bracelet

Chainmaille bronze bracelet

Chainmaille bronze bracelet

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4 Responses to “Medieval knights’ ornaments”

  1. paola February 17, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    Stupendo!!! Lo voglio fare al Vince per la festa del papà…dove hai trovato gli anellini?

    • fiore February 17, 2014 at 9:16 am #

      ehhhh…. sai quando ti avevo detto che stavo sperimentando una tecnica e che se veniva bene sarebbe diventato il regalo per il prossimo compleanno del Vince? … 😉 mi stai “rubando” l’idea!!! 😉
      questi anelli, nello specifico, li ho trovati sul mercato del venerdì di via crema 😉 ma li trovi anche da gemmopoli penso.
      la cosa importante è che non siano troppo piccoli, altrimenti diventi scema a farli incastrare nel modo giusto (credimi, ci ho provato!!)

  2. paola February 17, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Fantastico ora bisognerebbe avere il tempo…

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    […] (and the wire used for the clasp was far too thick), so I made them out of two copper rings from this previous work… I straightened two rings and sanded one end and made a loop on the other…. et […]

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