Thursday, April 16, 2009

Before and After - Chainmaille Earrings

My name is Glamorosi; this is my first week participating in the Philly Makes project. I am a full-time jewelry designer with several online shops – you can see them all and find out more about my work on my blog.

For the theme “Before and After” I made two-tone chainmaille earrings with rose gold plated centers and sterling silver borders in a weave called European 4-in-1. Every single ring is opened and closed by hand, with special attention paid to the closures so that no gaps or sharp edges remain. I love making chainmaille of all sizes, but I especially enjoy the discipline of working with small rings - it is both relaxing and addictive.

The earrings measure 2.5 inches long from the top of the ear wire; you can get a closer view by clicking on the photo.


  1. this is very cool! I like the before and after pics!

  2. very nice! I like the contrast of the 2 metals and the findings are great for wearing.

  3. Nice! I've been wanting to learn chainmaille for a while.

  4. Thank you all for the compliments!

    I am so thrilled to be a part of this weekly challenge. :-D