John Downie - Simply Elegant Jewellery

Hand-crafted silver jewellery that is elegant and flowing. Fold-forming fine silver generates organic lines, or interesting surface textures in simple geometric shapes. Sterling silver chain creates flexible, draping lines. For your adornment. For a lifetime.

Hand-crafted silver jewellery that is elegant and flowing. Fold-forming fine silver generates organic lines, or interesting surface textures in simple geometric shapes. Sterling silver chain creates flexible, draping lines. For your adornment. For a lifetime.

Byzantine chain bracelet

$160.00

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Chain mail bracelet in sterling silver.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

Elegant wrist adornment made with sterling silver (92.5%) rings. The design is also called “King’s chain”. I make it fairly compact (see photos) but the design has great flexibility and it feels fabulous!

Length (approximate): 19.7mm (7-3/4″)

The chain can be supplied with a hand-forged sterling silver hook or a commercial lobster claw clasp (spring closure for greater security). Please note your preference at time of ordering.
Also chain length can be adjusted. Please contact me before ordering to get the size right for you.

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I make silver jewellery pieces, one at a time, by hand.

FIne silver jewellery begins with an ingot of 99.9% silver. I anneal and roll the ingot out to about 0.6mm thick and cut out appropriate sized sheets. The sheet is then folded, the half-shape cut out and worked with a hammer against a steel block to create a gently curved shape that opens out to an elegant 3-D form. Final shaping of the piece is done with mallets over a wood form. Off-cut pieces are collected, melted down and a new ingot poured to start the process over again.

Chain mail jewellery is made with sterling silver (92.5%) rings. Each ring is opened and closed with pliers. Interlacing the rings before closure generates the pattern. After the chain is complete, it is subjected to repeated flame treatment and chemical dip to remove the copper from the surface layer of sterling. This gives a very bright pure silver appearance and retards tarnish.

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