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Staggered Corduroy with Japanese Overlay....
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Posted on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:28 pm
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...or Beyond Chain.
Thanks to a trade with Celticflame99 (she sent me a bracelet of Beyond Chain) I got a commission for this:

Staggered Corduroy with Japanese Overlay in sterling silver 1mm wire 6mm & 4mm with pale blue and green Swarovski crystals.


Maybe I'm becoming a purist but I think personally I prefer it like this:

Exactly the same but without the crystals.


I had not made this before so this makes my 147th weave!


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Posted on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:47 pm
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I agree, the one without the crystals is nicer looking. It doesn't look forced. More is not always better and, personally, with maille I think adding other things detracts from the piece.


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Posted on Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:55 pm
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Honestly, I like them both!


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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:08 am
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Lovely work!


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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:20 am
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wow I really like the bi-cones for that application (normally not a fan, I find the round suckers move around to much).

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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:46 am
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WOW they are both gorgeous. this weave was on my list of "I gotta try that"
it just moved to "I've gotta try that really soon!!"

your ring sizes look different than what I had seen. I like the way the smaller rings are large enough to be seen well from the sides. In other examples the small rings only give dimension but not width. (did that make sense??) very lacey

it seems like whatever I decide I want to do...I don't have the right size rings/wire/something Confused

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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:08 pm
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I like both but I'm in a monochromatic phase color wise. I'm thinking its the dull, gray, monotonous weather around here that's responsible for that feeling...So maybe if the beads were either all blue or all green, or even shaded variations of blue/green it would work better.

Then again I may like/collect frogs but green isn't one of my favorite colors unless its camo-green...:LOL:

I too will be adding this to my 'try-box' which probably won't get touched until new years at the rate things are going...

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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:18 pm
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gawthfrawg wrote:
.So maybe if the beads were either all blue or all green, or even shaded variations of blue/green it would work better.


I agree but this is what the customer wanted and they are always right! Rolling Eyes


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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:31 pm
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Beautiful, as usual, Legba! I, too, prefer the straight-silver one... And HEY- CONGRATS! on your 147th weave! Way to go!!! Very Happy


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Posted on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:57 pm
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Vary pretty! I think it looks better without beads Uber Raz

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Posted on Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:36 am
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Beautiful! I love it with the beads!

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Posted on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:31 am
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This was actually the bracelet design that first got me interested in maille. ';]

Love it with and without the beads. Both have their good and not so good points (imho).

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Posted on Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:54 am
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I think they are both beautiful. very well done leg, as always!


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Posted on Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:30 pm
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Legba3 wrote:

I agree but this is what the customer wanted and they are always right! Rolling Eyes


They are awesome pieces, I hope to be that good someday, or at least for my wife to be that good, because i tend to stick more to the armoring side of things. But I digress.

I can sense your sarcasm about the customer being right, but in my experience (i worked as a telemarketer for 3 months while I was in college) the customer is wrong 99% of the time. Sure on occasion they are right, but most of the time they just think that they know what they are talking about, and then you are just sitting there about what a complete idiot they are, or how blind they are when it comes to how something will work/look/



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