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The Love Bracelet
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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:11 am
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My husband of 22 years, Michael, has been watching me make chainmaille for years now. He has always been my biggest fan and supporter (literally and figuratively). But he has never shown any interest in making chainmaille himself... until now. I made the rings and the clasp, but this bracelet was woven entirely by him. He didn't even know he was weaving Celtic Visions Sheet. He was convinced he had made up a whole new weave. Razz So without further ado, here it is.....


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The Love Bracelet



Sterling silver 18awg/6.0mm, 16awg/6.0mm and 3.0mm
and gold filled 18awg/3.5mm


He is having me order him some aluminum wire for his next project - a chainmaille bra. Guess who it's for? Very Happy


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:19 am
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Surprised Gorgeous!!! I can't believe you let your husband use sterling and gf! lol...my husband has been mailling as long as me, but I won't let him near the good stuff!!!



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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:42 am
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I know what you mean alcomene. I did cringe when he asked me for the gold filled. But, he did pay for it so... Very Happy


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:11 am
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Well, he did have an excellent teacher/coach! It's lovely.

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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:14 am
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Holy crap girl. His closures are good! Tell him he rocks.

Pretty soon he will be JPL'ing the hell out of everything too!

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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:08 am
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That ROCKS!


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:40 am
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Absolutely beautiful, you're very lucky to have him (as he is to have you).


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:02 pm
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OMG that is gorgeous!!! I've never noticed the sheet weave before, I really like it!! Great job.


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:22 pm
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Lovely!

(You let a beginner into your stash of silver?)

Very Happy



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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:31 pm
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All I can say is WOW Surprised That is a beautiful piece and he obviously has been paying attention to what you have been doing over the years. Big thumbs up and when can he come and help me out?


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Posted on Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:49 pm
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Absolutely beautiful! He did a fantastic job!


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Posted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:41 am
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wow! very nice! and I love the two-tone. I think I like the weave like that better than the chain.

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Posted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:17 am
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Ya hear that. Mr Lorraine? I think that means you're supposed to keep going. ;>

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Posted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:11 pm
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Very nice Job, he's done and kudos to you for having faith in him!

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Posted on Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:16 pm
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Thank you for all the nice words everyone! Michael was very encouraged by them and that means a lot to me. Smile


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