Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers

Hello again Saturday Blog Shoppers! Did you survive tax day? I think I did, but just barely. ;-)

I plan to be out of town tomorrow and Sunday, so I'm sorry if I don't get to everyone's blogs and shops this weekend but maybe I'll get there on Monday.

Meanwhile here's my Saturday item for this week:

Golden Brass Half Persian Ring

I went to Joann's to get some wire for chainmaille jump rings, and the yellow wire they had this time was brass instead of colored copper. I like it much better.

I have four rings in my shop; they're the first rings I've made but they turned out really well. I have two in brass and two in silver colored copper; two Half Persian and two Byzantine. They're in the Rings section (of course). ;-)

The Byzantine rings are larger than the Persian ones because the square shape of the maille made it necessary to be longer in order to reach around into a circle. I think the advantage of that is that perhaps the Persian style is more feminine and the Byzantine is more masculine, and men's fingers are generally larger than women's. Of course there are always exceptions to that and I might be able to at least make the Persian rings bigger, but I think it works out.

Well I hope the weekend brings a nice distraction/balance to follow tax day; don't forget to check out the other blogs and shops in the SBS Group. See you soon!


  1. I've never seen rings done in this style. Very nice and different.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. can we ever have enough rings? these are nice!
    Happy Saturday!

  3. Lovely rings! I've been wanting to try rings soon, too.
    Best of luck with your sale and happy Saturday!

  4. Very interesting ring! Love the style

  5. oooh pretty! have a great day!


  6. Lovely,and the first one! Hope you have fun weekend!