She Weaves / by BETAkanim

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Another day of photographing things I’ve made and editing the images. So far, I’ve uploaded photos of chain maille necklaces I’ve made. The images of bracelets are still in the works. These pieces are ones that I made for myself and my husband. Unfortunately I don’t have photos of ones that have gone to my sister, other family members and friends. But that’s cool.

I got into weaving maille in the summer of 2015 and then had to take a break from it because of my hands. Surgery and physical therapy have done wonders but I also had to give up knitting and crochet. It didn’t matter what crochet hooks or knitting needles I used. If I did either my hands would be in knots the next day and I couldn’t take the pain anymore. These days I do a lot of hand exercises, take many breaks and stick to things that don’t bother my hands as much. Gaming can cause pain if I don’t rest and stretch the fingers every hour or so.

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Hopefully if I take it slow and don’t allow myself to “get into a zone”, weaving links can return to my wheelhouse of creative things that I enjoy.

I have a small supply of jump ring left and as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I plan to stop using aluminum rings and make the switch to Titanium. It’s a strong metal but remains lightweight which is something my sister likes about my jewelry. Due to neck pain she has to seek out lightweight pieces to add to her collection of necklaces.

As always stay tuned. There’s hope that new pieces will show up here in the near future. In the meantime you can check out my other pieces in the Chain Maille Gallery.