11/2/14

Mini video tute for y'all.

I'm not really one for chainmaille but recently I became obsessed with the chain on this necklace here:
Haptics. Rustic assemblage choker with nail toggle and art beads.After poking around the Internet a little bit, I found out this is called a byzantine chain. There's lots of tutorials out there showing you how to make it but they're kind of super complicated. As always my brain went right to how I could cheat it and I realized what you need is a double jump ring chain that you can buy already assembled. So based on that, I came up with my ten-million-times-easier method for making Byzantine chain in my very first ever video. Now, I'm assuming we're all agreed that we don't see my horrifically bitten-down-over-a-lifetime nails or the random bits of dirt sticking to my fingers.
I had to split the video into two parts as I floundered around all day trying to figure out how to get the damned video onto this damned blog dammit.
Also click on these to enlarge or you won't be able to see a thing. Blogger isn't letting me enlarge them cuz it's jealous of my natural beauty I think. 
The Garden Gnomon. Rustic bohemian green purple red art assemblage earrings.As for the raffle, the winner of these earrings is Greer McNeil! Convo me in etsy please. The next and final two prizes are big necklaces, so donate now for you chance to win!
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8 comments:

Sharon Driscoll said...

Holy crap - how your mind works! That's about the fastest Byzantine chain making I've ever seen. BRAVO for figuring that out. You are just sooo cool.

Sparrow said...

As usual you made something that looks mind-numbingly difficult look like easy peas and gravy. My favourite part was when you're were gunna 'slap some oxidizer on that bitch'.

MOAR VIDEEOHS PLZ

How about a video tour of your studio! YES DO IT NOW

Lela said...

My word...doing that chain would drive me crazy(ier) Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap! I'm totally going to do this. Thanks for the video. Your wisdom and generosity knows no bounds.

13 said...

I think I'll give the chain a miss, that's one of those things that even after repeated slaps around the head, I still wouldn't get! Love the look of it.

Maggie Zee said...

Never in a zillion years would I have to patience to do this. Brillinat problem solving skills though! Is that Bingo's bark at the very end?

taralinda said...

Omg! You have a mid-western accent!
JK. ;)
Thanks for sharing this crazy detailed almost impossible, very cool technique! I love watching you do it all more than myself doing it. ;))

Beatnheart said...

my darling girl speaks!!! and she has messed up hands and nails just like me...and it looks like she uses Ace hardware pliers with a broken spring too!

so neat to see that you are a mere mortal...
thanks per usual for your sharing, generous and for real kind nature....not just to look good but for reals..
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