Silver Viper Basket Chain Bracelet

1 08 2014

Last weekend, I made a new silver bracelet using the “Viper Basket” weave.

Silver chain bracelet in the viper basket weave

Silver chain bracelet in the viper basket weave

This chain maille weave features criss-crossing rings with larger rings surrounding the inside weave. The overall look of this bracelet design is very nice. It lays flat on the wrist, and the inside weave with smaller rings gives a good visual texture for an interesting appearance.

silver plate bracelet in full view

silver plate bracelet in full view

I’m a bit surprised that more chainmaille artists don’t make this design. It isn’t hard to do and the finished bracelet looks great.

This bracelet uses 18 gauge wire, with 4.5 mm inside rings and 7.0 mm outside rings. The total time to make, including cutting the rings, was around 3 hours.

This bracelet is in silver-plated wire, but I think it would look fantastic with gold-fill inside rings and sterling silver outside rings.

Close up of the silver viper basket chainmaille weave

Close up of the silver viper basket chainmaille weave

I have a similar bracelet in green and silver, as well.

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