- Cathy and Bruce
- We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.
Jun 24, 2012
I have only done a few pieces of Byzantine chain maille and I do love the pattern. My son, Jan, gave me a book for mother's day and I've been experimenting more with chains. I've always been good in math and I like inventing patterns so I guess it all fits.
The weight of each piece is pretty hefty because each part of the flowers are doubled up, using two rings for each part. I tried to keep it looking delicate and feminine using crystal beads for a little sparkle.
If you're reading this, I would love it if you could leave a comment. I'm not sure I'll continue to create more chainmaille. The time it takes is quite long. I suppose if I did more I would get faster at it. I also would like to use Argentium rather than sterling so maybe I will plan another project. Thanks for looking!!