Hello! Today's beads are the most adorable little black jump rings. The tube reads, "Anodized aluminum rings 18G, 3/16". It appears there are 300 of them!! Very exciting!
I thought I would use these to practice some chainmaille designs. I have never attempted chainmaille before, but I came across an unbelievable website recently that piqued my interest. I hadn't paid much attention to chainmaille before because it seemed so complicated. On the website, The Blue Buddha Boutique, I searched through the classes they teach and was amazed. There were gorgeous, intricate and interesting designs that were not just in standard metal finishes, but also in a variety of bright colors.
It was like a light switch was turned on in my brain, I finally got it! It made sense and, while it still seemed complex, it didn't appear to be as difficult as I had previously thought. I did buy some pretty and shiny gold rings in a much larger size as well, but these baby rings seemed like so much fun. I was drawn to all the bright colors, but wanted to stick with basic black to start with so I could wear it to work. I like to live with things for a while to see if I really like them.
I did spend a few minutes linking up all the gold rings and it didn't take any time at all to follow a simple chainmaille pattern. That was certainly very encouraging! I'll keep you posted on these little guys.
Have a great evening!!