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.

dark_stainless_steel_jump_rings_theringlordAnother 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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