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Chainmaille starts it's life in wire form. I take the swire and coil it around the proper sized mandrel, and then precision saw cut the coil into rings. They are then tumbled with stainless steel shot to harden and polish.
After the rings are ready, I take pliers in each hand, and open and close around each other in the beautiful chainmaille weave known as byzantine, or birdcage. After the piece is completed, I give it a final tumble to bring it to a gleaming shine.
This piece comes in a variety of metals and thicknesses. See the comparison photo to see the different gauges available.
12 gauge: 11.5mm thick
14 gauge: 9mm thick
16 gauge: 7 mm thick
18 gauge: 5.5 mm thick
20 gauge: 4.5 mm thick (also makes a great anklet)
All jewelry is shipped beautifully packaged and ready to give.