Saturday, September 17, 2011

A commission


It's a long time since I've made any chain maille jewellery, but the other week, I was in a meeting at work and one of my colleagues noticed the bracelets I was wearing.

He asked where I'd got them from and I explained I had made them myself.

Within 5 minutes I'd got myself an order for one Jens Pind Linkage bracelet and one Byzantine bracelet, both in copper, and he had paid me in full up front.

If only money was always so easy to earn!  (Not that I earned much in the end as I had seriously underestimated the cost of the raw materials - who knew copper had gone up so much in price in the last couple of years??!! - but never mind he is a lovely chap, and I enjoyed making them anyway :) )

I will have to make some more, as I do really enjoy making maille, it's almost meditative

7 comments:

Alison Griffiths said...

Love them bww. I've been looking at all my half finished projects, it strikes me as a winter evening's task....

Carmen said...

Definitely agree with Alison on both counts ;)

These are so unusual - what a fab thing to happen at work!

Michelle said...

They look fab x love em!

Erika Jean said...

These are lovely! I saw some at a bead show I went to last weekend.

Yey for extra cash!

phinner said...

ooooh, beautiful!!! you need a shop!!! hi Sarah!!! I hope you're well! I haven't "talked" to you since Summer Camp!!! : .)

Marit said...

I'm not much of a 'juwellery girl' but I like what you made!!! It's kinda 'cool and tough' (if those are the right words to use?! We call it 'stoer'... )

Kat said...

They look fab, Sarah!! Not a jewelry person myself really, but they really look great. Love the copper colour too.