My industrial stainless steel necklace finally broke about six months ago, and I've missed it. I bought a couple of scoop-necked dresses on Saturday, got fidgety, and decided I wanted a necklace again. I have lots in the basement, but Nathaniel is weirdly afraid of or worried about beads, so I respected his discomfort and made this:
Still nearly unbreakable
Looks lacier on the table
Through a combination of miracle, TV distraction, and shouting at everyone to leave me alone I got it finished in one day, in odd bits of time. It's Japanese four in one chain mail, using two different sizes of links. I think it's all steel but the larger links might be plated copper. It's not too overboard, comfortable, and pretty durable. Plus, I actually got to make something that wasn't food. Most of my creative impulses go by the wayside these days because of how hard it is to make things with little children helping. I miss making non-food things, and I hope I'll be able to actually sew things in the next six months. Necklaces are a fine start.