Getting a request for black or gun-metal rings reminded me how much I love to heat-treat stainless steel! It’s been a long time since I used the treatment for chainmaille.
Another fun aspect of this piece was that it was my first stretchy bracelet wide enough to need expansions in the weave. The circumference widens from 7″ to 9+” over the 3+” width of the cuff.
It was a great opportunity to figure out the weave expansions for European 6-1 while using rubber rings. The fact that every other row of rings is permanently closed makes planning ahead extra important.
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