Gold-filled Micro JPL Bracelet

1 09 2014

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This gold filled handmade bracelet is the smallest bracelet I make: not smallest in length but the chain with the smallest rings. The result is fantastic! A handmade gold filled unique and classy bracelet – what could be finer?

See, some people like big chunky chain, and other people like petite, fine chains. This micromaille bracelet is for the people who like refined, classy chains that provide a bit of flash without being too obvious.

This bracelet as shown is in jeweler’s brass. It is a demonstration. The “real” bracelet is in 14/20 gold filled wire, which means it will be a heavy layer of 14K gold bonded on a brass wire. Gold filled wire keeps it appearance for years, unlike gold-plated wire in which the gold plating wears off fairly soon under regular use.

Why is this the smallest bracelet? I can’t make rings any smaller than these. They are only 2.0 mm inside diameter. My jeweler’s saw can’t cut smaller rings, but that is ok with me. These are very difficult to work with, being so small, especially when just starting the chain. Also, because the rings are so small, making a chain takes a long, long time. Each ring adds about 1 mm to the length, about 0.04 inches. (See more about making this chain here.)

Details

Length shown: 7.5 inches
Material: jeweler’s brass demo-final in 14/20 gold fill
Availability: Available in the shop, starting around $65, depending on gold market prices

More pictures

The micro chainmaille JPL

The micro chainmaille JPL

 

Classy handmade gold filled chain bracelet

Classy handmade gold filled chain bracelet

 

Gold accent jewelry handmade chain - Micromaille JPL

Gold accent jewelry handmade chain – Micromaille JPL

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2 responses

2 09 2014
whisperingiris

Beautiful. Where can I find the tutorial for this?

2 09 2014
whisperingiris

Silly me! Didn’t see the link that said, “See more about making this chain here.” My bad!

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