Saturday, March 9, 2013

In Which I Share My Senior Project With You

In order to graduate from high school (and let me tell you I can't WAIT until that happens) I needed to do a project where I learned something new, so I decided to take a new rout with my jewelry and I chose to make chain maille bracelets.  That was my "learn", my "do" was to actually make them, and my "share" was going to be sharing them on etsy, but you need to give them your bank account and social security number and all that, which I wasn't so sure about, so I decided, why not share it here on the blog?  It's not exactly book related, but you guys will give me a break just this one so I can pass my senior year, right?  Right.

I decided to try my hand at two different styles of chain maille bracelets.  Style 1, which I tried first.  And style 2, which I worked on later.

Style 1

I started with a whole bunch of jump rings

Then I connected the links according to the pattern in the directions I was following.
I ended up with these

Style 2

Again, I started with jump rings, although this time they were different sizes, and the colors mattered, so I separated them accordingly.

It This one was harder to get the hang of, and honestly it was a little hard to put together.
I mean look at this!  It was like crazy magic trying to get them together on the first try.

After all of this, I ended up with these

Tah-dah!!! And thus concludes the "share" portion of my senior project.  If you could comment and leave some feedback I would love that, just a quick little comment, and on the off chance you want to buy a bracelet made by me you can shoot me an email at and I will get back to you ASAP.


  1. Oh my god!!
    I love them both!!! The styles I mean.

    I don't think I would be able to make them... I don't think I have the patience... :/

    Congrats on trying this new thing though! Cheers!!

    Also... so weird about the social security number... Do you think that might change for internationals? I've been wanting to open one up... But if they ask that... I'm -insert bad word- Because I don't have one of those O_o

    I would so buy your bracelet though!!! <3


  2. I like the second style the most. It would have been awesome if you had also added a model picture so we could see the actual size on someone. But good work, you should wear one to the next event I would love to see one in person.

  3. So fabulous! ^.^ I used to make bracelets, too, but never with chain maille. o.O It must have taken forever. *bows to you*

    -Juli @ The Reviews News

  4. Those bracelets are amazing. Well done.

  5. That's so pretty! It looks easier than weaving string friendship bracelets too lol :P
    Where did you get the pattern?

    1. I got some offline and then I bought a little book that had patterns in it for the other.

  6. Absolutely love both styles! Can't wait to get one! They will make amazing, fun gifts too!

  7. Wow, those are beautiful! I especially like the last one... the colours and style look great! You did a really awesome job and this was such a fun idea :)

  8. They look nice and they also look like a lot of work. Using different colors brings out the intricacy of the work.

  9. Oh my gosh! I love these and I love the entire process it looks complicated but so cool!

    The first style is my favorite, it looks prettier, somehow. Love the colors you used too...I wish I could buy you one :(

    They are perfect, well done! And congrats on your senior year :)

  10. Wow! :D Well done, they're gorgeous! :D I absolutely love the last one with the green and's so pretty! :D

    Yay for graduating, and I think you've done an awesome job with your project. They're gorgeous, and I'd totally wear one. ;)

  11. These are so pretty! I have no idea how to even do those but what a really awesome idea. It looks like it would be a great stress-reliever too. The second style is my favorite. :)

  12. I LOVE THIS! Especially the 2nd one. What a neat idea! ;)

  13. This is great! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see.Good post with useful tips and ideas


  14. Thank you ALL so much for commenting on my senior project post! I did pick a winner, Ambur, and emailed her!

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