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Post  lislarch on Wed May 01, 2013 11:20 am

Made these a few months ago but have only recently got photos of them. Not sure about the enamelled heart being sturdy enough as it's only done with Efco powder not real enamel like Elaine's hearts.


chainmaille bracelet in brass by heartlisa, on Flickr


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Post  Cornish on Wed May 01, 2013 12:09 pm

They are really pretty.
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Post  Mead Moon on Wed May 01, 2013 1:56 pm

Very pretty Lisa. I can't quite see what the chain is on the bracelet; is it a loose Byzantine?

I've never used Efco powder; it is heat treated though isn't it, and so should be quite sturdy.
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Post  Ashlynn on Wed May 01, 2013 4:42 pm

Oh yes very pretty.

Clasp has caught my eye.....bit of a sucker for a nice clasp. Lisa, the photo is the wrong way round, would love a good look at the clasp.....lol
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Post  lislarch on Thu May 02, 2013 11:00 am

Here you are Lynne, better pic of the clasp. Yes it's a loose Bzyantine and you set the Efco powder for 5mins in the oven, just not sure whether it could chip off. Will have to do some tests I think. Elaine, was that your lovely blue hearts bracelet I spied in this month's MJ readers page?
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Post  Mead Moon on Thu May 02, 2013 12:04 pm

Lovely clasp, thank you for posting a better view of it. What did you do the swirly bits with? If I did that there would be scratches all over the place.

Yes, it's the "back" of my hearts bracelet - the fronts of the hearts are all different. I'm not sure why they chose to show the back...
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Post  Ashlynn on Thu May 02, 2013 2:10 pm

Thanks Lisa, tis a lovely clasp.

I'm with Elaine, how did you do the knot toggle.
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Post  lislarch on Thu May 02, 2013 5:09 pm

Used a brass swirls stencil and an electric engraving pen to do the swirls and for the knot, just use a longer piece of wire than you need and anneal it well and tie a knot in it. You need a lot of wriggle room to pull the knot through (hence the extra length) and need to anneal it a few times to get a neat knot.
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Post  nangoose on Thu May 02, 2013 9:57 pm

That is a very tasty clasp.
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Post  lislarch on Fri May 03, 2013 11:23 am

Thanks Nan.
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Post  Mead Moon on Fri May 03, 2013 12:03 pm

Thank you Lisa. I've been vaguely thinking about one of those Dremel engravers...
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Post  Tinker on Fri May 03, 2013 3:21 pm

Mead Moon wrote:
Yes, it's the "back" of my hearts bracelet - the fronts of the hearts are all different. I'm not sure why they chose to show the back...
I'm afraid its their photographer, not the first time they have taken pics of the backs of pieces or just poor angles in general. Its apparently a common gripe amongst contributors!

Beautiful jewellery missus, and a lovely inventive clasp there Smile x
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Post  Mead Moon on Sat May 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Except that they used one of my photos, Tinker Smile I photographed both sides and sent them both photos - so it's really my fault after all!
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Post  lislarch on Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm

Thanks Tinks. Elaine, I got my engraver from Ldl, keep an eye out for one as they've had them for sale a few times for a tenner. I think you can get a battery one from the Betterware catalogue too but not sure if it's any good.

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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Sun May 05, 2013 7:19 pm

They are both so cheerful, Lisa. That clasp is amazing.

You can't beat a good wearer trial to find out if something is robust enough. You need a little girl to put that heart through its paces. Would your lads be keen to wear it around for a couple of days?!!

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Post  Cornish on Sun May 05, 2013 11:34 pm

I keep thinking about the heart and for me I think I would like it if it got a bit battered. Sort of shabby chic Very Happy
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Post  lislarch on Mon May 06, 2013 3:27 pm

Aw a heart's that a little battered, I like that idea.
Heehee Pru, they always hate it when I ask them to try bracelets on that I've made for someone in their class who's having a birthday party, so i can gauge the size.
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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Wed May 08, 2013 12:25 am

Yes, as the mother of sons I can well imagine how they would hate that! Lucky girls getting some of your lovely jewellery.

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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Wed May 08, 2013 12:26 am

Yes, as the mother of sons I can well imagine how they would hate that! Lucky girls getting some of your lovely jewellery.

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Post  Batty on Wed May 08, 2013 11:41 am

sunny Stunning sunny
would look fantastic with a Little Black Dress
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Post  lislarch on Thu May 09, 2013 10:56 am

Thanks Batty x
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Post  Odonata on Mon May 13, 2013 12:55 am

They're beautiful. Love them both.
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Post  lislarch on Mon May 13, 2013 11:20 am

Thanks Gillian!
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