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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 5:42 am
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http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p109/didgeboy/Best%20Chainmail%20Pictures%20and%20Pieces/HandflowerforTheresaworn1.jpg

I finally finished this piece for a customer. It was more the design of the wire wrap and finger ring that took the time. Stats:
18g 3/16" AA, 20g 1/8" BA for the bracelet, chains and top of the ring
20g 5/32" for the HP4in1 ring shank . . . which I realize now you can't see.

Unfortunately I could only find this color pick in the "thin" size since Fender color codes their sizes. So, to strengthen it a bit I sprayed some acrylic coating on it, which gave the pick some shine but gave the wire a sort of matte finish. The wire design is supposed to imitate a sound wave.

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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 2:40 pm
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Nice Job! I really like how you used the pic in the piece without having to destroy the integrity of it by putting holes in it.


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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 5:43 pm
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That wire wrap is really cool. Smile What sort of wire did you use for that? BA too?

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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 9:10 pm
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Thanks MusicMan, Jax Smile I definitely thought about using holes to put it together, but I knew it would look awful plain. I think using holes for the wrap would have been even trickier. I had to use my jig just to get the top pair of loops symmetrical. The wire is Beadalon square wire "nickel-free, silver plated".

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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 10:37 pm
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Very beautifully and thoughtfully designed!


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