Focus on life - Week 28- "Pretty" Patterns
Pattern.... The first thing that comes to my mind when you mention that word is sewing pattern... I haven't sewn anything from a pattern for years... but I still have some... The ones I used as a background for my chainmaille were my mothers ... You can tell by the prices on them how old they are, and they probably aren't particularly pretty.. but the product could be! The retro one is actually mine, I've never made it as it takes miles of material!
The necklace covering the top two patterns was bought in Eastern Europe in the 70's, it was a gift from my mother... I was in total awe about how it was made... I took a chainmaille class in 2003 at Series in Red Deer and learned how to do the Byzantine Pattern/weave and discovered that it isn't actually as mind boggling as it looks.
I like Byzantine also know as Idiot's Delight because each unit is a stand alone piece that doesn't flop you can add big links into the middle ... the end... put links between a unit... it's entirely versatile
The bracelets were all made by me and show what a difference gage makes in the final product. ( I made the glass rings in the middle bracelet) The necklace with the Carnelian was made for the first bead soup ... It has triangular byzantine elements...
To see how other people interpreted 'pretty pattern'