In light of this little epiphany that I had, I have come up with a new set of chainmaille designs for this Spring. I call them "duality". These designs will feature not just multiple metals, but also multiple FINISHES on those metals.
The first piece I made like this was for a custom order for a customer who asked for a steel and titanium full persian chain (continuous). He wanted it with satin finished titanium and polished steel to help make the two similarly colored metals contrast more. The results were not bad, but with the color of steel & titanium so close, that was to be expected.
|Steel & titanium continuous full persian|
A closeup of the test chain shows the difference a little better:
|Polished steel & satin titanium full persian, close up|
I took this concept a little further with the first of my new Duality pieces. To start, I opted to work with some polished steel, polished copper and polished bronze along with satin titanium and satin brass.
|Polished steel & satin finished brass full persian|
The results have been excellent! There are 3 new designs thus far, and I intend to make more & offer more custom options for each.
|Polished bronze & satin titanium 16 gauge byzantine|
The possibilities are virtually endless...
|Polished copper & satin titanium half persian|
The first pieces are coming to my Etsy shop today, Feb 5, 2015, with more to come!